Senior Buyer


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June 14, 2022
Job Type
£40000 - £55000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Benjamin Symonds
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Senior Buyer
West Midlands
Civil Engineering

Are you a Buyer or have a background in Procurement? I am currently working with a regional contractor looking for a Senior Buyer.

My client is a major Midlands contractor and continues to grow within the civils sector. As such, they are seeking ambitious, capable staff to join their team as it expands. As a reward, my client offers excellent benefits and career progression opportunities. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for guaranteed Midlands based work with a forward-thinking contractor.

As an established Regional Civil Engineering Contractor specialising in; Public Realm, Water Infrastructure, Highways and Structures schemes across the Midlands/Wales regions. With continued success they are actively looking to recruit three Civils Site Agents to work on projects valued up to £8m.

Scheme Types:
• Highways
• Water - AMP7
• S278’s
• Environmental schemes
• Structures
• Earthworks

• Work closely with the Procurement Manager and Project Buyer to assist in the identification of all materials at both tender and order stage
• Setting up and maintaining price agreements
• Negotiating bulk order discounts
• Opening accounts and establishing new supplier relationships
• Monitoring material prices
• Proposing alternative materials wherever possible
• Building supplier relationships to ensure best value is achieved
• Extensive knowledge of Civil Engineering materials particularly in relation to all aspects of Groundwork
• Have excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• A good knowledge of IT – Microsoft packages and Sage
• Ability to work to tight deadlines, with accurate outputs
• Have with experience in the Water, Utilities, Highways and Road sectors including all aspects of Groundworks & Drainage
• Provide cost reports as necessary
• Attending site visits where necessary

Salary & Package:
• £55,000 per annum (Negotiable Depending on Experience)
• Car Allowance or Company Car
• Pension Contribution
• Generous Holiday Allowance
• + More

Apply Now! Or for more information on this vacancy, please contact Ben Symonds at Kenton Black Birmingham.

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