Construction Buyer

Job details
Posting date: 16 September 2019
Salary: £20,000 to £27,000 per year
Additional salary information: Starting salary between £20,000 - £27,000, depending on experience, with opportunities for further progression.
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 October 2019
Location: Oxfordshire, South East England
Company: SIAD
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: JobRef06

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The Role
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Buyer to join SIAD, a well-established, growing construction company specialising in commercial and industrial design and build projects. Based in Oxford, the job will be on a full time, permanent basis.

Key Duties:
We are seeking a driven buyer who is detail-orientated, the selected individual is to be responsible for purchasing quality products for our business. Key duties will include:
• Research, select and purchase quality products and materials required by the business.
• Build relationships with existing suppliers/subcontractors and negotiate with them for the best terms and prices.
• Develop new relationships expanding the current supply chain.
• Process requisitions and update management on status of orders.
• Update inventory and ensure that stock levels are kept at appropriate levels.
• Arrange transport of goods and track orders to ensure timely deliveries to various sites.
• Analyse and understand market trends and apply this knowledge to make buying decision.
• Manage stock room, stock levels & report discrepancies to management.
• Ability to travel to various sites across Oxfordshire

Desired Skills and Experience
• Previous buyer experience (in construction field) - Preferred but not essential.
• Previous experience/knowledge with construction materials.
• Excellent computer and numerical skills – Previous experience with Microsoft Suite, Sage and Construct preferable.
• Critical thinking & negotiating skills
• Strong communication skills - Written & verbal.
• Strong professional work ethic.
• Good attention to detail
• Self-motivated and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
• Good problem-solving skills, with the ability to work efficiently.
• A full UK driving license - Preferable, but not essential.

What we offer
• Competitive starting salary - up to £27K, depending on experience.
• 28 days Holiday per annum.
• Standard working hours - 37.5hrs per week, 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday
• Paid overtime available
• Pension with employer’s contribution
• Free onsite parking

Interested or want to find out more?
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