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DATE ADDED: Fri 31/05/2019

Construction Buyer

Shrewsbury, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £28000 - £38000/annum + Car Allowance

Construction Buyer/ Purchasing Manager
Job Overview
SWG Construction is actively seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Construction Buyer/ Purchasing Manager to join our growing professional team. Our workforce is our most valuable asset and we are looking to expand and enhance our Commercial team.
This role will be responsible for preparing accurate quantities and material schedules and competitively sourcing and co-ordinating the supply of products, materials, plant and subcontractors for construction projects in an efficient and cost-effective manner maintaining the focus on quality and value, ensuring that resources are provided in accordance with both project programmes and budgets.
Your work alongside the commercial and operational teams is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair. The candidate should be able to build and develop the existing network of strong relationships with key contacts within our business.
Salary: Excellent salary, pension and car allowance, commensurate with experience.
Experience: Construction Buying: Min 3 years
Location: Shrewsbury
Employment Type: Permanent
Holidays: 33 days per annum
Hours: Full time
Key Duties and Responsibilities
* Negotiate with suppliers and building strong robust, long term relationships
* Provide market competitive procurement solutions for the operating unit which demonstrate best overall value for money
* Produce, understand and maintain procurement schedules and raising Purchase Orders
* Support the site teams by ensuring materials are provided to the specification and programme for the project and contingencies in place where over runs occur
* Preparing budgets reporting monthly on costs, overruns, predicted increases
* Being proactive with suppliers, subcontractors on price increases, material availability, etc.
* Provide feedback and guidance on cost and buildability to the construction team
Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Attributes
* Experienced buyer with strong construction experience
* Knowledge and experience of UK construction suppliers' market
* Utilisation of online market for competitive prices
* The ability to prioritise tasks and manage your time to meet deadlines whilst being well organised, resilient and motivated
* Excellent, communication, relationship building and negotiation skills
* Excellent budget control and cost analysis skills
* Thrives working in a fast-paced environment
* Excellent time management skills, working to tight deadlines
* Advanced Microsoft Excel and IT skills
* Strong communication skills
* Team player
* A strong desire for continual improvement coupled with a positive approach to work
* Be committed to diversity and inclusion of all.
* Contribute to development of and strive to meet departmental, team and individual targets.
* Participate in the staff appraisal and development scheme, one to one performance discussions and attend identified training to ensure continuous learning and improvement.
***SWG Construction values diversity and promotes equality. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.***
Please send your CV and covering letter which will be treated in the strictest confidence
Strictly No Agencies
Role: Construction Buyer
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire,

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