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Do you purchasing experience in the construction sector? We have this great opportunity to work for a successful medium sized residential construction organisation in South East Essex.

We are recruiting for a Buyer for  a medium sized residential construction contractor and developer . They specialise in new build low to medium rise residential construction and operate throughout Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. 

They require an organised consistent buyer who is capable of working under pressure to manage the day to day procurement of site materials, hired in plant and muck away forup to six live projects at any one time.

Main Responsibilities:-

• Manage the day to day reactive buying to ensure continuity of supply to site.
• Manage all planned and scheduled material purchases in accordance with the project
procurement schedule.
• Negotiate with suppliers to achieve best value.
• Order and manage hired in plant.
• Review supplier quotes and complete comparisons.
• Ensure purchase orders are correctly raised and processed.
• Resolve invoice queries.

Experience required in the day to day procurement of construction materials for a similar sized construction company.

  • Experience required in procuring concretes, aggregates, curbs, paving’s, below ground drainage, substructure blockwork, wall ties, lintels, timber stairs, skirtings, internal doors, kitchens, fascia, roof tiles, insulation etc.
  • Experience required in the day to day hiring of plant and site welfare.
  • Experience required in organising and procuring best value bulk skip orders, muck
  • away both grab and loaded.
  • Experience required in completing take-offs from working drawings.
  • Experience required in Word, Excel, Outlook and any PO ordering system.

Candidates should also be:-
• A straightforward, natural and persuasive communicator.
• Honest, integral and trustworthy.
• Commercially astute.
• Capable of organising and structuring their own working day.
• Capable of setting and achieving targets.
• Capable of working under pressure.
• Capable of chasing progress, problem searching and problem solving.
• A motivated team player who has a positive impact on others.

For further information apply today or contact Kim Baker, ENS Commercial Recruitment, Westcliff 

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