Commercial Buyer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Construction, Other, Procurement
South East
£25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Profits based bonus
ASTUTE Technical Recruitment Ltd
Job Ref:

Commercial Buyer – Residential Construction
Competitive Salary + benefits


Astute Technical Recruitment are looking for a Commercial Buyer to join an established, privately owned house building company in their commercial team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy team and would suit somebody with a keen interest in property development.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Senior Commercial Buyer your main duties will consist of, but not limited to: -

* Undertake buying of goods and materials in accordance with the Company’s purchasing policy by selecting, negotiating and purchasing material and plant as detailed in each construction project
* Ensuring maximum benefit is achieved from the purchase e.g. negotiating payment terms, rebates, and negotiation of supplied goods and materials
* Developing and maintaining internal & external relationships
* Provide accurate reporting to the Senior Commercial Buyer on request
* Work closely with the construction team to ensure building materials and resources are available to enable a seamless construction programme
* Raise purchase orders and record material and plant ordered using the COINS accounting system
* Manage supplier relationships and arrange and attend regular supplier meetings
* Create a Material Take Off schedule where required

Skills & Qualifications
We're looking for someone with the following: -

* Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role within either residential or commercial construction
* CIPS Qualified (desirable)
* Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills are essential
* Experience of COINS (Desirable although not essential as full training will be provided)

Salary & Package
What’s on offer for this exciting role: -

* Competitive salary dependent on experience
* 21 days holiday
* Eligibility to join profit-based bonus scheme after a year

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please contact Ben Guppy on 02393 910038 or send a CV and Cover letter to

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Contact Details:
ASTUTE Technical Recruitment Ltd
Tel: 02392 221 600
Fax: 02392 288 288
Contact: Ben Guppy

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