buyer (sub-contract and materials) in hove

28 July 2017
daniel knight, randstad cpe
job type
£ 38,000 - £ 50,000 per year, comprehensive bens
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hove, south east
construction & property
sub specialism
job type
£ 38,000 - £ 50,000 per year, comprehensive bens
reference number
daniel knight, randstad cpe
01273 974 827
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job description

Experienced Materials and Sub-Contract Buyer required! We are working with a leading contractor in the Southern Home Counties who consistently deliver projects up to £5M in the new build social housing, commercial, education and industrial sectors. If you are an experienced Construction Buyer this could be a great career opportunity for you. The client has recently secured a framework contract with Sussex and Surrey and the company are expanding.

Due to continued growth they are looking to appoint an experienced Buyer (Materials and Sub-contract) to join the team in their Head Office in Hove.


To provide an efficient and effective procurement service to projects (Sub-Contract and Material) and the business requirements.


* Carryout Sub-Contract and Material Procurement on live projects.
* Build and maintain relationships both internal and external
* Comply with Business (and where necessary project) procurement procedures.
* Monitor flow of material requisitions and ensure authorisation protocol is followed.
* Process Sub-contract orders in accordance with the documented processes
* Process material requisitions in accordance with the documented process.
* Interface with key supply chain providers and conduct performance reviews.
* Monitor expenditure to ensure that up-to-date cost information is available and known to the Business.
* Liaise with key supply chain providers and visit as necessary.
* Negotiate deals and long-term arrangements with local supply chain providers.
* Prepare tender enquiries and pricing schedules.
* Co-ordinate and work with team to develop package specific Scope of Works documents
* Co-ordinate the provision of pricing information to support the compilation of business bids.
* Chair meetings with sub-contractors and or suppliers
* Represent Procurement at meetings (both internal and external to the Business).
* Add value in reducing internal spend.
* Work to drive the Business procurement strategy forward.
* Carry out other duties as required by the Procurement Manager.

Skills / Qualifications:

* Knowledge of Construction Sub-Contract and Material Procurement
* Knowledge of Construction supply chains and providers
* Knowledge of specialist subcontractors supply chain within Construction
* Knowledge of construction forms of Main Contracting i.e. Traditional and Design and Build.
* Good understanding of construction procurement risks and opportunities in letting packages
* Working knowledge of basic plant, equipment and materials
* Working knowledge of equipment / specialist rates and cost

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive Package and the opportunity to grow with a dynamic and pro-active Contractor.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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