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Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East London, London
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Start Date: ASAP
REF: TFBS1_1522080873
Contact Name: Thomas Fitzpatrick
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Role: Buyer

Location: Vauxhall

Salary: circa £40k

We are currently looking for a construction materials buyer, on behalf of our client a specialist sub-contractor who have been involved in some of London's most prestigious restoration and stonework projects. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced buyer, with experience in the construction industry to develop themselves to their full potential within a contractor that maintains a stellar reputation in the London construction industry. Our client are extremely well-established, providing you with a stable environment in which to do your work and as this is a fairly new role within the company, you will be given the opportunity to establish your own department, with limitless potential.

Job Responsibilities

  • Procurement of plant and materials and placing orders ensuring delivery to site in accordance with: Standard company operating procedures; Group preferences; Standard conditions of purchase; Cost / profit improvement targets; Required quality and quantity; and Programmed delivery dates.
  • Actively contribute to enhancing group profits;
  • Attend and participate in Design Team Meetings to drive specifications towards most commercially advantageous solution;
  • Produce cost / value reconciliation of purchase orders;
  • Provide support to Accounts team to ensure prompt resolution of invoice queries / issues;
  • Contribute to the development of improved purchasing processes and procedures;
  • Participate and contribute to regular group purchasing meetings and forums to communicate developments, share good practice and up skill our people.
  • Build excellent supplier relations;
  • Participate in establishing the group as the industry leader in Supply Chain Management.

Key Skills

  • Proven track record as a Construction Materials Buyer
  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Knowledge of best practice supply chain management tools
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Team orientated/promotes teamwork
  • Ability to build strong relations internally and externally
  • Disciplined in meeting deadlines
  • Innovative/finds solutions

If you are interested in the role mentioned above, please do apply directly via the link, or feel free to drop me a line or give me a call directly at or call on 0207 248 0000.