Buyer

Location
Guildford, Surrey
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
05 Jun 2019
Closes
03 Jul 2019
Ref
Req/526011
Contact
Conor Boyd
Sector
Construction
Function
Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

MAIN CONTRACTING BUYER
AWARD-WINNING CONTRACTOR

This opportunity is for a construction professional that has been working as a Buyer and is looking to develop and continue their career working for an established regional main contractor in Surrey. The company have an excellent reputation for the quality of their build programme including leisure, commercial, residential and historic projects that have won them numerous awards. This company are proud of their long tradition of delivering often challenging technical projects on time and to budget, working closely with their clients to provide a collaborative, proactive and informed approach.

They are looking to appoint an experienced Buyer. Working with a small and well-established Procurement Team and reporting into the Commercial Director. The role takes full responsibility for the procurement function; managing and shaping the company strategy covering materials, sub-contractors and supply chain, making an essential contribution to ensuring projects are successfully completed within budget and to specification.

Responsibilities:
* Assist Quantity Surveyor in obtaining supplier quotes for tenders. Carry out any take offs necessary. Advise on any potential design change benefits
* Working with the Project Surveyor and Ops team, produce and manage the procurement schedules
* In line with the procurement schedule send out supplier enquiries, complete quote analysis and issue recommendation, to ensure programme and cost requirements are achieved
* Place supplier orders and manage accounts accordingly. Address any design changes / recommendations. Manage & update supplier database
* Ensure all necessary supplier documentation is in place e.g. warranties, insurance etc
* Implement and ensure strict change control and advise Project Surveyor and Ops team of any issues
* Issue Buying Report to Project Surveyor to enable accurate completion of CVR

Experience:
* Previous experience in a materials Buying role
* Experience working for a main contracting construction company would be preferable

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