Permanent
Procurement
Groundworks
South East
£40,000 - £55,000

Buyer - Groundworks

Ref: 10543| Posted: 1st Sep 2021

Brief Outline

 

  • An established and growing company in the groundworks, foundations and civil engineering industry requires a Buyer based out of their Surrey office.

 

  • The client is looking for a hands-on, enthusiastic individual who will be involved and invested in the company’s ongoing contracts and overall success.

 

About our Client

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The client has been active in the civil engineering sector for over 20 years an established client base and consistent work across London and the South East

About the Role

 

  • Providing prices for all materials and equipment included in project plans and drawings and oversee procurement process.
  • Identifying potential suppliers and new products
  • Contacting a range of suppliers and subcontractors to obtain quotations and agree delivery times
  • Keeping detailed records and maintaining a wellorganised work schedule
  • Assessing the reliability of subcontractors and suppliers
  • Dealing effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials
  • Ensuring compliance with the safety, health and environment requirements of materials and services
  • Providing advice to the management team on the predicted cost of individual items
  • Liaising closely with the estimating team at the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided
  • Preparing and maintaining cost reports in order to maximise efficiency within the business
  • Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers once a contract has been secured


 

 

About the Candidate

 

  • Must have experience in buyer/ purchasing role for the civil engineering industry 
  • Flexible self-starter with ability to prioritise 
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • PC literate

 

Points of Appeal

  • Route to more senior role in the commercial team in the future 
  • Freedom within the role
  • Competitive salary and package 
  • Company with a full order book nationwide