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Senior Buyer






£50,000 to £60,000 Per Annum




M30 8AP

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The Company: 

We are working with a leading privately owned Civil Engineering Contractor and Developer whose NW Construction team would generally deliver projects for the majority of the leading House builders in the region.

The Role: 

They are now in a position to recruit an experienced Senior Buyer to lead a small buying team as part of their planned expansion.

They have a really good pipeline of work either on site or due to start during 2021 and beyond.

This is a new role and you will be working with an experienced Construction Director and MD who will provide guidance and support. 

The role entails the procurement of materials and plant hire for their various projects. 

You will submit enquiries and place orders with approved suppliers ensuring orders are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates and within specified budget

Liaison with your sites keeping them informed about order dates and resolving any issues

Visit sites to verify materials and plant is present and discuss future requirements

Keeping track of the plant on hire and off hiring quickly to limit costs

Establishing good relationships with sites and your supply chain

Negotiating prices for material and plant

Ensure orders are of the quality requested

Chase up deliveries that are late

Make stakeholders aware of delivery lead times, price variations and scarcity

Process invoices

At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.


To be successful in this role you will need to have worked in Buying role for a Civil Engineering Contractor previously, ideally you will have guided or managed more junior members of staff too.

You will be based in or be able to commute to Manchester.

You will have a good understanding of the construction process and construction product knowledge. 

You will be able to negotiate in a professional manner and will have good numeracy skills.

IT literate.

Good verbal and written communication skills.


The successful individual will receive a good salary and package that includes a variety of benefits.

You will be working with a forward thinking, award winning contractor who take on varied schemes and can provide a challenging and supportive working environment.

They have an excellent reputation for the way they treat their staff.

You will be a member of a small procurement team where your thoughts and ideas will be appreciated and valued.

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