Career Level Manager
Fit Out UK are a leading interior fit out contractor with nationwide coverage working in the Retail and Commercial sectors seeking an experienced Buyer from a construction background to join the team.
As a Buyer you will support the procurement team ensuring that the purchasing of supplies, material and plant for construction projects are provided to schedule and according to projected budgets.
The responsibilities of the role include:
• Ensure material and plant requisitions are processed in a timely and professional manner and
place material and plant orders with approved suppliers.
• Obtaining quotes, analyse and negotiate prices with suppliers.
• Expediting orders and chasing outstanding deliveries.
• Hiring and off hiring of plant.
You will liaise with the commercial team on the cost and lead time of materials and work with your colleagues on site / projects with regards to the lead time of materials and the timing of deliveries.
Identify potential suppliers, assess reliability, and negotiate market leading rates for materials and plant and obtain competitive quotations.
Maintain the company-based procurement system and checking and approving of relevant invoices.
Key Skills and Requirements
As an experienced Buyer with at least 3 years buying experience within the construction industry you will have a strong commercial mind-set with the ability to ensure best value procurement.
You will have product knowledge of materials and plant along with UK suppliers, market prices and trends within the construction industry.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal and strong at maths.
The role holder will have good, logical decision-making with the ability to manage and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines, be self-motivated and organised.
You will have the ability to work both within a team and autonomously and be fully conversant in Microsoft office applications with advanced Excel skills