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Construction Buyer - Materials

Job Description

Our client is a leading PLC Major Contractor who operates across mixed use development and construction. Their unique approach gives them a breadth of experience and skill to maximise value, quality and use of space where others would fall short. They build schemes well in excess of £100m across the country.

Due to contract awards our client requires an additional materials buyer for the offices in Chester. Duties include:

1 Producing and keeping up to date materials Procurement schedule.
2 Arranging and attending site fortnightly material Procurement meetings with the relevant Contract team.
3 To provide technical assistance to colleagues to share good practice
4 Assisting members of team with solutions to technical and cost saving products.
5 Take off and schedule material quantities from drawings
6 Obtaining competitive quotations for materials supply packages by negotiating most competitive position to include programme, performance and quality
7 Produce costs based on materials and quantities received from Estimating Department and issue to Quantity Surveyors
8 Explain what has happened to contract costs in relation to materials including problems, wastage, site losses, performance of suppliers
9 Monitor and ensure reuses returned materials on future contracts where possible
10 Raising material orders once best possible price and delivery has been achieved
11 Assist Estimating Department on costs of materials once tender has been priced prior to final tender submission
12 Scrutinising and monitoring costs to ensure best value and price to maximise profitability
13 Visiting sites to discuss buying and material related issues
14 Submit proposals to architects or/and consulting engineers on design and build contracts and other contracts if required
15 Secure fixed price agreements for material (especially bulk materials) where possible

In summary they are looking for someone with Materials Procurement or Buying experience ideally within the Construction/Building Industry

You will receive an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information in confidence please contact Mark Harris

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