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Assistant Estimator / Buyer

  • Location: Lancashire
  • Salary: £35k - 40k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 641 2611
  • Expiry Date: 11 March 2024
  • Job Ref: 406154ASM

Assistant Estimator / Buyer role - West Lancashire - Fit out and Refurbishment projects
The Company:
An opportunity has arisen for a construction Estimator / buyer to join an expanding business, based in West Lancashire. With over 15 years’ experience in construction, joinery and shopfitting projects.
Building on reputation by undertaking activities in a sustainable and responsible manner, taking pride in everything that they do.
Teamwork, being honest, confident, trustworthy, reliable and accountable form our company values’
The role:
A minimum 4 years material buying experience within the construction sector, currently working for an existing main contractor, ideally within the fit out sector. Must be able to “hit the ground running” and have a “can do” attitude will have flexibility of mind, be able to operate in a reactive fast paced environment, quickly resolving issues and sourcing materials.
You will be a highly adaptable Project Buyer as you will be required to work within different parts of the business often cross functional according to the greatest areas of business need at any given time.
Skills and experience:
Comprehensive technical knowledge, ideally from a fit out back ground, with strong understanding of construction materials and small tool and plant.
Full understanding of the buying process and appreciation of supply chain management.
Computer literate, fundamental that individual can use word and excel to create unaided written correspondence and spreadsheets.
Knowledge of Eque 2 or other industry purchasing software packages, digital measuring software and Microsoft office an advantage.
Ability to interact with both suppliers and site teams with confidence and a collaborative approach to working with colleagues.
Demonstrates initiative, is not fazed by problems, and has an ability to find solutions.
Typical Duties:
The role will involve providing a comprehensive day to day buying service to allocated projects.
Obtaining quotes and negotiating prices with suppliers.
Sourcing specified and alternative materials within the market space ensuring technical compliance.
Research the market, source and evaluate potential new suppliers.
Placing material and plant orders from written and verbal requisitions with approved suppliers.
Organising materials and plant for sites. Issuing orders for sub-contractors, consultants and specialists.
Take offs and schedules.
Negotiating payment terms.
Negotiating T&Cs.
Issuing Purchase Orders
Arranging Pro-forma invoices.
Arranging supplier credit facilities.
Feasibility budgets.
Cost to date and cost to complete forecasts.
Hiring and off hiring of plant.
Manage a hired and owned plant register.
Dealing with day to day site queries.
Cost comparisons for product selection.
Assessing value of materials on site for further draw down applications.
Monitoring all goods and plant received,
Processing GRN’s received on and off site.
Vetting invoices against orders and presenting for payment.
Liaising with site teams, designers, accounts team.
Assisting the Commercial Team with QS duties.
Attend internal/external meetings.
Relationship holder with suppliers.
Reporting to : Project QS.
Working from office with occasional travel to site. Flexible working will be possible when / if required up to 2 days a week.
Salary: £35,000.00 - £40,000.00 per year (this may be flexible for the right person)
30 days holiday Inc bank holidays
Mobile phone
Company Pension
Private Dental Insurance
Healthcare (once implemented)
Company workwear
If you want to apply please email me alexandra.smith@anderselite.comIf you want to discuss please ring me 07980 006 436