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Buyer - Building Contractor

  • Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
  • Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH383142

Job description

CONSTRUCTION BUYER - STOCKPORT - BUILDING CONTRACTOR - Salary - £30,000 - £43,000 + package - call me 07980 006 436 -


The client

My client, an established regional building contractor based in Stockport, Cheshire. They have a strong presence in the Manchester and the

North West area. A young, ambitious, forward thinking building contractor. This client are well established and they have an excellent reputation.

They work within the Commercial, Mixed use and Residential sectors.


The right candidate will be an experienced construction procurement professional having worked on a variety of projects within the construction industry within the various sectors.

The core competencies are focused around personal organisation, team work, communication, personnel management and problem solving and record keeping.

Personal Qualities Include

Excellent communication skills;

Good negotiating skills;

Qualifications in a construction;

An aptitude for figures and the ability to manage a budget;

An analytical mind;

IT skills;

Teamwork skills;

The ability to prioritise tasks and manage your own time to meet deadlines;


In the role of buyer the right candidate will be expected to have experience in:-

The main principles of building and of construction;

The main technical aspects of construction;

Be familiar with new technologies and new construction techniques;

Being able to read and dissect drawings in order to understand a project;

Preparing material and plant enquiries for new projects;

Taking off / quantifying materials and preparing enquiries for sending out to the supply chain;

Checking quotes comply with drawings, project specifications, NHBC and statutory requirements, environmental requirements, BREEAM, Health & Safety, etc.;

Being able to deal with changes in specification and construction methods/techniques on a project and liaising with the team and supply chain effectively in line with the changes;

Negotiating best value with the supply chain;

Issuing material and plant orders;

Checking quotes against budget;

Development of trading agreements with the existing supply chain and new suppliers;

Providing prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings;

Identifying potential suppliers and new products;

Agreeing delivery times and logistics with suppliers in line with company and site requirements;

Keeping detailed records and maintaining well organised work schedules;

Providing cost advice on materials to the estimating department at the tendering stage of a project to ensure that an accurate cost is provided;

Preparing and maintaining cost reports in order to maximise efficiency within the business and to report to directors;

Salary - £30,000 - £43,000 + package


Health care

Please call me if you have any questions on 07980 006 436 for a confidential discussion - if you want to apply my email is

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