Buyer – Construction Perm or Freelance


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March 25, 2022
Tipton, United Kingdom
Job Type
TS511 Buyer
Start date
Contact Name
Tim Smith
Contact Email


Buyer - Construction Perm or Freelance
The Role:
The role of the Buyer is to provide our nationwide delivery teams with a professional
materials, plant and subcontract ordering and supply service, working with and supporting other business needs. This will involve communicating internally across the business and with external suppliers, trade bodies and associations along with professional construction industry entities.

Key Responsibilities:
Buying duties
Order construction materials and related services across all operational sectors
Be proactive with regard to market trends, product and industry developments and supply chain initiatives, through the engagement of external partners
Develop relationships to ensure a planned right first time service is provided with specific regard to safety, quality, programme, commercial aspects and overall best value
Work with and support internal business needs with regard to commercial and product
awareness to jointly deliver major programme requirements
Ensure continuous communication with other team members to review contract progress
and address associated issues immediately
Maintain full knowledge and understanding of purchasing strategy and processes to ensure a professional and auditable procurement contract is in place
Subcontract buying duties
Collate and issue detailed package enquiries to subcontractors
Manage the subcontract tendering process by providing accurate and commercial/technical solid quotations/proposals in line with the tendering procedures
Liaise with the estimating department on subcontractors and suppliers.

Monitor and review procurement, including placing subcontract orders and ensuring they
arrive on time and within budget
Manage and keep up to date the project subcontract procurement schedules
Be proactive with regard to product and industry developments, supply chain initiatives and the engagement of external partners
Reporting and record keeping
Maintain and keep up to date order and supply chain records, utilising the Company’s
purchase order system and procedures

Key measures & targets:
Evidence of best value with regard to procurement, which may include commercial
betterment, quality and efficiency
Evidence of supply chain engagement including performance review in accordance with
Company KPI performance objectives

Person Specification:
The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:
Must have experience working within a construction or Civil background
Sound education which should include English and Maths GCSE at grade A-C, or equivalent
IT literate, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package
Demonstration of a proactive work ethic
Team player, sharing best practice, while also having the ability to make own decisions in a fast-moving environment
Passion and pride in delivering true best value
Ability to liaise in a professional manner

Perm or freelance

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