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  • Salary: £40.00 - £50.00 per annum + Additional benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 13 August 2021
  • Job Ref: 392995ASM_1626256602


Location- South Manchester based office

The right candidate will be an experienced construction 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, 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, a candidate will be expected to and be able to demonstrate experience in: -
▪ The main principles of building and of construction
▪ The main technical aspects of construction
▪ A broad understanding of the Building Regulations and their implementation
▪ Be familiar with new technologies and new construction techniques
▪ Being able to read and dissect drawings in order to understand a project
▪ Preparing take-off schedules
▪ Preparing material and plant enquiries for new projects
▪ Taking off / quantifying materials and preparing enquiries for sending out to the supply
▪ Checking quotes comply with drawings, project specifications, NHBC/Warranty Providers
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 to accommodate such
▪ 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
▪ Provision of technical data, user information and COSHH assessments for products
purchased to relevant persons
▪ Agreeing delivery times and logistics with suppliers in line with company and site
▪ 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 and package
£40,000 - £50,000 + package
Car allowance
Holidays plus bank holidays

If you are interested in this position then please apply via LinkedIn direct message. Alternatively you can send an up to date CV or call me on 07980 006 436 if you have any questions.

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