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Sub-contract Buyer

Location Milton Keynes
Job type Permanent
Posted 17th February 2021

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Subcontract Buyer / Construction Buyer

A successful contractor in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire have an opportunity for a Sub-contract Buyer to join their growing commercial team

You will be rewarded with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skill base across the commercial, education and residential sectors

You will be leading the buying function and will be given the autonomy to grow / mould the department

The Company

Our client predominantly builds student accommodation.

The other arm of the business is high end residential – scheme sizes range from 1-50 plots

Scheme sized range from £1-15m

The Role

You will be undertaking materials and subcontract buying and will be working with the 2 other assistants in the department to deliver projects on time and within budget. You will be expected to work within budget and maximise efficiencies within set parameters.

Typical duties:

Providing prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings

Identifying potential suppliers and new products

Contacting a range of suppliers and subcontractors to obtain quotations and agree delivery times

Creating subcontract packages

Keeping detailed records and maintaining a well organised work schedule

Assessing the reliability of subcontractors and suppliers

Dealing effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials

Placing material orders

Conducting material take offs

Ensuring compliance with the safety, health and environment requirements of materials and services

Providing advice to the estimator on predicted cost of items

Liaising closely with the estimator at tender stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided

Preparing and maintaining cost reports in order to maximise efficiency within the business

Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers once a contract has been secured

Checking quantities ordered against the project totals

The right person – Construction Buyer

You will have a minimum of 4 years’ experience working as a buyer for a construction company

You will have sub-contract buying experience 

You will be a strong communicator and negotiator

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

Working hours are 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am – 5.00pm on Friday

Buyer / Construction / Buying / Materials / Sub-contract / Northampton / Milton Keynes / Northamptonshire / Bedford

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