Construction Buyer

Job Title: Construction Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fareham, Hampshire
Salary: Profits based bonus
Start Date: 23/09/2019
REF: BBBH14234_1569225457
Contact Name: Ben Guppy
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 23, 2019

Job Description

Construction Buyer - Residential
Competitive Salary + benefits


Astute Technical Recruitment are looking for a Construction 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 a construction buyer 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.