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Buyer - Construction

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorConstruction, Infrastructure
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Benefitscar, healthcare & pension
LocationsHertfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted03 July 2017

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Excellent opportunity for a Buyer with construction procurement experience to join a Tier 1 Contractor in order to establish and improve procedures for the procurement function. Projects will include a mix of civils, infrastructure, build, rail and utilities.

Client Details

Tier 1 Construction Contractor.

  • Deliver the procurement input required on pre-qualifications, tenders and projects as required.
  • Contributing to the supply chain strategy and writing of answers as required during pre-qualification.
  • To compile, send out tender sub-contract and materials enquiries for assessment by the Work Winning team.
  • To actively participate in the tender settlement process, meeting with key Tenderers where necessary and producing commercial proposals on tender submissions including discounts / fixed price allowances for agreement with the Procurement Manager.
  • Writing / review of quality answers for tenders as required.
  • Liaise with site management on both sub-contract and materials procurement, propose strategy for the procurement of key packages and agree critical programme dates within a procurement schedule.
  • Deliver procurement required for the project as agreed within the project procurement strategy.
  • For packages where Procurement are taking the lead, conclude the appointments through to production of a Subcontract Review Agenda and Order Number Request.
  • Check all order number requests for allocated projects ensuring that the correct process has been followed and that all requisite checks have been made, including but not limited to, financial checks, health and safety checks, competency of the organisation and supervision, previous performance scores, database status…
  • Check subcontract documentation on key trades compiled by the Quantity Surveyor prior to issue.
  • Audit procurement activity on sites to ensure proper use of term orders and that all relevant processes and strategies are being met and adhered to.

  • Procurement experience within the construction sector
  • Commercially astute
  • Track record of negotiating savings whilst maintaining quality
  • Knowledge of the construction market and impact of wider economic issues
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated individual
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team

Job Offer
  • Salary negotiable depending on experience
  • Car/car allowance
  • Pension
  • Healthcare

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