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North West - Greater Manchester Permanent September 22nd 2022 £35,000 - £40,000 + package BTC/FP/2022/2209B Brian Colton


Construction Materials Buyer

£35,000 - £40,000 + Package


Our client is a well established construction and project management business based in Chorley. They work on a full range of projects in different sectors including residential, Student Accommodation, Retail, Commercial, Education, Industrial and Heritage. They are looking for a Buyer to join their growing team.

Ideally the Buyer will have previous experience of working in construction as a materials Buyer.

Main Duties of a Buyer –

  • Providing prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings
  • Identifying potential suppliers and new products
  • Contacting a range of suppliers and sub‐contractors to obtain quotations
  • Agreeing delivery times
  • Keeping detailed records and maintaining well‐organised work schedules
  • Assessing the reliability of sub‐contractors and suppliers
  • Dealing effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials
  • Ensuring compliance with the safety, health and environment requirements of materials and services
  • Providing advice to the project estimator on the predicted cost of individual items
  • Liaising closely with the estimator at the tendering 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

The Ideal Buyer –

  • Knowledge and understanding of construction materials
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong maths and budgeting abilities
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Negotiation skills.