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Construction Buyer

  • Location:

    Northern Ireland

  • Sector:

    Multi Sector

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Competitive pay rates

  • Contact:

    David/Robert 3D Multi-Sector Team

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)2871228449

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Construction Buyer
REF: VAC-12553
Permanent Role – Full Time
Salary Competitive
We are working again with our long-term client who operates a group of companies across the U.K. and Ireland including a successful property development and real estate company. Due to current and ongoing company development, they wish to appoint a suitably experienced Construction Buyer

Job Purpose
The core responsibilities in this role will be to prepare accurate quantities and material schedules, competitively sourcing and co-ordinating the supply of plant and materials required for our projects.
Reporting to the Construction Director, you will manage pricing and trading agreements and quotations, ensuring your team deliver on time, meeting tight deadlines. Forecasting costs and estimates on a monthly basis along with regular cost reviews with the wider construction team will be essential in this role to work effectively.
As the Buying lead, you will provide feedback and guidance on cost and buildability to the construction team.

Duties and Responsibilities
Purchasing materials/tools for sites;
Hiring plant/tools for sites;
Assisting with getting prices for estimating department;
Establishing good rapport with new suppliers;
Ensuring deliveries are on time and correct;
Filing of all delivery dockets sent through from site;
Liaising with accounts department as required;
Producing and maintaining procurement schedules, raising Purchase Orders where necessary;
Supporting the site teams by ensuring materials are provided and that contingencies are in place where over runs occur;
Reporting monthly on costs, overruns, & predicted increases;
Proactively negotiate with suppliers, subcontractors on price increases, material availability, delivery logistics, etc.

Essential Criteria
Experienced buyer with strong construction experience / Joinery background would be advantageous;
Knowledge and experience of Northern Ireland, ROI and mainland UK construction suppliers market;
Knowledge of online market to achieve competitive pricing;
Ability to multitask and prioritise tasks in a fast-paced environment;
Excellent communication skills with ability to maintain confidentiality;
Ability to negotiate alongside budget control and cost analysis skills;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
Accounts experience desirable;
Maintains staff confidentiality.

Desirable Criteria
Mechanical and electrical experience advantageous;
Experience in groundworks and concrete works is an advantage;
Quantity surveying qualifications would be beneficial but not essential;
Experience of assisting with the preparation of Risk and Method Statements advantageous but not essential.

To apply - please send your full and up to date CV along with a cover note or email our Multi-Sector team in order to apply for this role.

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