Role Description

Job Title:

Buyer

Reports to:

Procurement Manager

Accountable to:

Commercial Department

Main Objectives

Responsible for purchasing all materials and plant used in the function of the business  including processing orders for materials, invoicing, co-ordinating site call offs and providing technical support to all departments

Key Responsibilities

Procurement of materials and plant including quote/price analysis, placing orders in a timely fashion to ensure materials are delivered on time and within budget

Purchasing analysis and comparison of alternative products available whilst still meeting required specifications

Building relationships with existing and potential new suppliers, negotiate business rates and deals and gain information around product lead times and future price increases

Monitoring and processing of invoice queries and consolidating purchasing documentation in a timely manner

Management and tracking of plant hire and small tools required

Processing, monitoring and analysing data gathered through the purchasing process via COINS

Communicating data to relevant departments within the business

Skills knowledge and aptitude

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong I.T skills

  • Ability to gather, interpret and present data

  • Methodical, conscientious and organised

  • Strong communication skills

  • Competent in the use of COINS

  • Deliver high standards of work

  • Negotiation skills

Qualifications & Training
- Essential

  • NVQ Level 4 or above in Construction/Supply Chain qualification

  • Valid CSCS card

  • Driving Licence

Qualifications & Training
- Desirable

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Construction Procurement

Working relationships

It is important to form strong working relationships with both internal and external people. The focus in this role is:

Internal: Directly employed site staff, Contracts Manager, Procurement & Commercial staff, Directors
External: Sub-Contractors, suppliers, NHBC (or similar) representatives, customers and members of the public

Think you're the right fit?

Great! Send us your application and we'll be in touch

How?

Please send your C.V and covering letter to: Careers@watson-homes.co.uk