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Building and Civil Engineering Buyer

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Job Title: Building and Civil Engineering Buyer ( Ex-Military preferred)

Reports To: Senior Buyer

Accountable To: Managing Director

Key Working

Relationships: Project Managers, Contract Managers, Transport Manager, Plant Manager, Storeman (M/F), all Head Office support departments.


Our client is a multidiscipline construction and engineering business. Operating as a turnkey specialist structures contractor they provide their clients' engineered solutions to complex projects across a wide range of industry sectors.


Working as part of a team to manage/develop the supply chain in accordance with company processes and procedures ensuring best practice procurement.


  • Work within the procurement team for the procurement of all goods (materials) on a project by project basis.
  • Working openly and collaboratively with other business units, managing supply chain relationships at Group level for the benefit of the Group.
  • Proactive and prepared to challenge the existing agreements through engagement with our supply chain to drive continuous improvement.
  • Developing relationships with our supply chain with which we:

- Establish and cultivate value beyond cost;
- Provide the Group (in terms of product and services) with a competitive advantage.
- Delivering profit to the bottom line by leveraging our expenditure with fewer, better suppliers.

  • To provide an ethical and consistent approach to the procurement of goods and services, following the company policies
  • Keep abreast of developments in the local, national and international supply markets
  • To maintain working relationships with suppliers who are committed to producing good quality materials, safely, at competitive prices, and who see the company as a contractor of the first choice
  • To assist with the selection of suppliers to the business.
  • Provide a comprehensive input into work winning.
  • The post holder must fully familiarise themselves with the Group IMS processes
  • Ensure that all administration is carried out in accordance with the standard company procedures
  • Ensure that problems/failures are reported throughout on a project by project basis.


  • Good communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with suppliers, clients and colleagues
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good commercial awareness, forecasting skills and budgeting
  • Excellent organisational, prioritising and planning skills
  • Professional, trustworthy and reliable.
  • IT literate and proficient in the use of MS Office applications.

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