Buyer - Carpentry/Joinery Fit Out division of £100m Construction Group - Herts

£35,000 - £45,000
30 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Job Type

SSA are recruiting on behalf of a Carpentry and Joinery division of a £100m construction group serving the Commercial and Residential sectors in London and the Home Counties.

Bsed in Hertfordshire, our client is actively looking to recruit a Buyer who will be responsible for purchasing for projects between £5k and £5m in value within the Residential, private, commercial sectors. The candidate must ideally have proven  experience in buying in the Carpentry and Joinery sectors however would consider candidates from a Main Contractor or Build background. This position potentially will lead to the successful candidate running their whole team. 

Job Description:

  • Contact Suppliers for material quotations

  • Raise our system processed material and plant hire purchase orders

  • Liaise with Site Managers and Suppliers to confirm correct delivery dates

  • Assist Estimators and Quantity Surveyors with pricing queries

  • GRN and Off-Hire plant orders

  • Follow up outstanding plant hire items that have passed collection due dates

  • Keep detailed records and maintain a well organised work schedule

  • Liaise with Suppliers to resolve invoicing issues in regard to price/quantity

  • Form and maintain relationships with Local and National Suppliers

  • Propose new products and review old stock lines

The candidate must be a team player who has at least two years buying experience within the construction industry, and extensive knowledge on computer based stock control / purchase order processing systems. Knowledge of 'general day to day carpentry materials' is essential, along with proficiency with Microsoft Office.

The successful candidate will have excellent relationship building skills with a good telephone manner as well as being accurate in their work with very good attention to detail. Organisation and planning skills are very important in this role.

Excellent salary + benefits on offer.