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Purchasing and Procurement

Construction Buyer / Procurement Specialist – Construction

£30000 - £50000 per annum + bonus

Title: Buyer (Construction)

Location: Brentford, London

Salary: £30,000- £50,000 plus bonus (dependent on experience)

Purpose of the role:

To purchase for various construction projects, including all building materials, plant, site sundry items, signage, PPE etc. as well as various ad-hoc purchases for client’s extras, head office, customer care and sales.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Liaise with site managers regarding requirements for materials,
  • Send enquiries to suppliers for appropriate materials, collate and analyse quotations,
  • Negotiating the most competitive prices for materials,
  • Place purchase orders and agree terms for individual sites,
  • Place orders with suitable suppliers for specified materials ensuring goods are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates,
  • Ensure quality and performance of ordered materials are in line with required standards,
  • Chase deliveries from suppliers that are overdue or urgent,
  • Inform other departments of all relevant information regarding changes in materials, major price movements, delivery lead times and individual supply situations,
  • Obtaining quotes to assist with tendering/pricing projects,
  • Sourcing alternative products to those specified on a project,
  • Liaising with suppliers to maintain a high level of service and to meet agreed lead times,
  • Sourcing materials not commonly used on projects,
  • Liaising with internal and external accounts departments regarding invoices.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Achievement of cost reduction
  • Discussion with subcontractors / suppliers to ensure quotes/deliveries are made on time
  • Monitor and measure issues which impact on performance

The Candidate:

You’ll need to have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role and will be expected to have strong current knowledge of prices within construction along with a strong reputation.

This role is suited to a driven individual with a motivation to learn and develop.

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Purchasing Manager, Procurement Officer, Buyer, Purchaser, Buying Advisor, Purchasing Advisor, Procurement Advisor, Purchasing Consultant, Buying Consultant, Procurement Consultant, Project Buyer may also be considered for this role.