buyer in eastbourne

job type
£ 35,000 per year
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job details

eastbourne, south east
job category
construction & property
job type
working hours
£ 35,000 per year
reference number
01273 974 827
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job description

Experienced Buyer required! We are working with a leading Sussex based residential contractor who consistently deliver projects up to £5M in the new build residential sector. For the successful buyer, the work varies from private sale to care homes to social housing. If you are an experienced Construction Buyer this could be a great career opportunity for you.

Due to continued growth they are looking to appoint an experienced Buyer to join the team in their Head Office in Eastbourne.


To provide an efficient and effective procurement service to projects and the business requirements.


* Carry out Material Procurement on live projects.
* Build and maintain relationships both internal and external
* Comply with Business (and where necessary project) procurement procedures.
* Monitor flow of material requisitions and ensure authorisation protocol is followed.
* Process orders in accordance with the documented processes
* Process material requisitions in accordance with the documented process.
* Interface with key supply chain providers and conduct performance reviews.
* Monitor expenditure to ensure that up-to-date cost information is available and known to the Business.
* Liaise with key supply chain providers and visit as necessary.
* Negotiate deals and long-term arrangements with local supply chain providers.
* Prepare tender enquiries and pricing schedules.
* Co-ordinate and work with team to develop package specific Scope of Works documents
* Co-ordinate the provision of pricing information to support the compilation of business bids.
* Chair meetings with sub-contractors and or suppliers
* Represent Procurement at meetings (both internal and external to the Business).
* Add value in reducing internal spend.
* Work to drive the Business procurement strategy forward.
* Carry out other duties as required by the Procurement Manager.

Skills / Qualifications:

* Knowledge of Construction Material Procurement
* Knowledge of Construction supply chains and providers
* Knowledge of specialist subcontractors supply chain within Construction
* Knowledge of construction forms of Main Contracting i.e. Traditional and Design and Build.
* Good understanding of construction procurement risks and opportunities in letting packages
* Working knowledge of basic plant, equipment and materials
* Working knowledge of equipment / specialist rates and cost
* Electronic processing of order documentation

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive Package and the opportunity to grow with a dynamic and pro-active Contractor, with a full order book throughout 2019.

Randstad Construction Property Engineering is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.