Job Title – Construction buyer
Office location – South Manchester
My client an established regional building contractor based in Manchester. They have a strong North West area. This client are well established and they have an excellent reputation. They work within the Commercial and residential sectors.
The right candidate will be an experienced construction professional having worked on a variety of projects within the construction industry within the various sectors. The core competencies are focused around personal organisation, team work, communication, personnel management and problem solving and record keeping.
Personal Qualities Include
Excellent communication skills
Good negotiating skills
Qualifications in a construction
An aptitude for figures and the ability to manage a budget
An analytical mind
The ability to prioritise tasks and manage your own time to meet deadlines
In the role of buyer the right candidate will be expected to have experience in:-
The main principles of building and of construction
The main technical aspects of construction
Be familiar with new technologies and new construction techniques
Being able to read and dissect drawings in order to understand a project
Preparing material and plant enquiries for new projects
Taking off / quantifying materials and preparing enquiries for sending out to the supply chain
Checking quotes comply with drawings, project specifications, NHBC and statutory requirements, environmental requirements, BREEAM, Health & Safety, etc.
Being able to deal with changes in specification and construction methods/techniques on a project and liaising with the team and supply chain effectively in line with the changes
Negotiating best value with the supply chain
Issuing material and plant orders
Checking quotes against budget
Development of trading agreements with the existing supply chain and new suppliers
Providing prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings
Identifying potential suppliers and new products
Agreeing delivery times and logistics with suppliers in line with company and site requirements
Keeping detailed records and maintaining well organised work schedules
Providing cost advice on materials to the estimating department at the tendering stage of a project to ensure that an accurate cost is provided
Preparing and maintaining cost reports in order to maximise efficiency within the business and to report to directors
Salary – £30,000 – £45,000 + package
Pension with contributions
Alexandra Smith at AndersElite is a commercial specialist recruitment consultant with over 12 years’ experience within the Commercial Construction sector. Alexandra works within both the building and civil engineering markets. To register your interest in this excellent career opportunity, please submit your most recent CV to myself via email or call me if you have any questions on 07980 006 436 for a confidential discussion
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