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Buyer - Construction

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Job Description

A leading regional building contractor recognised name within the housing market is seeking an experienced Buyer. Specialising in the private housing sectors / affordable housing sectors they are considered one of the biggest companies within their field.

Purpose of role:

The procurement of materials and plant to the Company's exact requirements, ensuring goods are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates within the available budget allowance.

Key Accountabilities:

* Ensure quality and performance of materials fall in line with acceptable standards.
* Consolidate purchases of materials to achieve maximum economic benefit.
* Encourage and develop wherever feasible negotiated agreements with supplier and manufacturers.
* Inform other departments of all relevant information regarding changes in materials, major price movements, delivery lead times and individual supply situations.
* To purchase where appropriate in accordance with Group purchase deals
* Identify and "take off" where necessary materials.
* Send out enquiries for appropriate materials, collate and analyse quotations.
* Place orders with suitable suppliers for specified materials.
* Advise Surveyors costs for budgetary purposes.
* In conjunction with the Site Manager, progress the delivery of supplies in order to comply with the site building programme.
* Resolve any discrepancies that may arise between orders, goods received and invoices. Also make decision on this account and authorise payments.
* Attend Site Meetings at key stages in order to review general progress on site and to decide on any future action necessary.
* Ability to work efficiently under pressure whilst maintaining commercial awareness.
* Establish, monitor and ensure payment of negotiated rebate agreements as allocated.
* Study and analyse markets to make recommendations of possible specification changes which would represent savings without detracting from quality requirements.
* Liaise with other departments and disciplines to establish or improve supplier and inter-department relations

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

* A proven background in a purchasing role
* Ability to build productive stakeholder relationships
* Ability to communicate well with individuals at all levels
* Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deliver quality work on time, within budget
* Commercially astute with a proven ability to manage costs
* Able to work as part of a team as well as autonomously
* Strong written communication skills
* Strong numeric and analytical skills
* Thorough, with strong attention to detail
* Proficient in MS Office packages, experience using bid writing software is desirable

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