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Construction Buyer

  • Location

    Derry (Londonderry)

  • Sector:

    Multi Sector

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  • Contact:

    3D Personnel

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)2871228449

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Construction Buyer, Ref. VAC-12533


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3D Personnel Ltd. launched a Multi-Sector division in early 2020 to offer a full end to end Recruitment service throughout the U.K. and Ireland. Traditionally known for supplying Professional and Technical, Trades and Labour and Operatives to the Construction sector. We now work across all sectors to cater for our clients ever-changing Recruitment needs.

We are now recruiting for/on behalf of a leading property development firm who has grown over the years to become one of the leaders in their sector.

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Construction Buyer to be based in their Derry office. 


Job Profile/Key Duties/Responsibilities: 

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 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. 



Negotiate with suppliers and building strong robust, long term relationships;

Produce, understand and maintain procurement schedules, raising Purchase Orders;

Support the site teams by ensuring materials are provided to the specification and programme for the project and contingencies in place where over runs occur;

Reporting monthly on costs, overruns, & predicted increases;

Being proactive with suppliers, subcontractors on price increases, material availability, delivery logistics, etc.


What we are looking for:

Experienced buyer with strong construction experience / Joinery background would be advantageous;

Knowledge and experience of Northern Ireland, South of Ireland and mainland UK construction suppliers market;

Utilisation of online market for competitive prices;

The ability to prioritise tasks and manage your time to meet deadlines whilst being well organised, resilient and motivated;

Excellent, communication, relationship building and negotiation skills;

Excellent budget control and cost analysis skills;

Thrives working in a fast paced environment;

Excellent time management skills, working to tight deadlines;

Advanced Microsoft Excel and IT skills;

Strong communication skills;

Team player;

Mechanical and electrical experience advantageous but not essential.


How to Apply:

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


Our team has many decades of recruitment experience and we provide our clients with a comprehensive service to supply and manage their workforce needs. 

Currently we have offices across Ireland and U.K, to include Derry, Dublin, Cork, Galway, and London.

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