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Construction Buyer

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

£35,000 - £60,000 per annum

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Robert Lawton

01784 249713
07759 294266

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About the Role

Bridge Recruitment's client, a successful family run business located in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire is recruiting for an experienced construction buyer. 

The company specialises in Joinery & Carpentry including; 1/2nd fix, doors, flooring, roofing and staircases. Projects are predominately based in London valuing between 1-10 million.

You should have worked as a construction buyer for at least 3 years. It is highly desirable you have worked in the Carpentry/Joinery sector for at least 1 year however, full training will be provided for the right candidate.

You will be working in a busy buying department. Spending £1.5m a month working as part of a team of 4 reporting to the Senior Buyer.

You must have strong mathematical attributes and IT literate with a proven track record with using Microsoft Excel. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an analytical mindset. 

Daily Responsibilities 

  • Procuring all materials included in line with project drawings and spec
  • Raising Day to Day orders / Call Off Orders (software based)
  • Preparing and maintaining project cost reports to maximise efficiency for the project/business
  • Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers
  • Identifying potential new suppliers and new products
  • Contacting a range of suppliers to obtain quotations
  • Liasing closely with the Project Surveyor & Site Project Manager 
  • Authorising invoices
  • Dealing effectivley with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials 
  • 1-2 site visits per month
  • Analysing buying patterns and reviewing expenditure patterns from a range of suppliers/manufactures 

Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of construction materials - preferably Joinery & Door-sets 
  • Good communication skills
  • Negotiation skills 

You will be working 45 hours a week Monday-Friday with an hours lunch break. Flexible start times are available. 

Onsite parking with an annual bonus based on company profit and company pension. 29 days holiday per year.

Immediate start offering an annual salary or £35,000-£60,000 based on experience. 

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