Materials Buyer

September 6, 2018
Job Type
Ref No
£30 - 35K depending on experience + package


About this Role:

As Materials Buyer you will be working for a Regional Contractor on projects within the education, healthcare, hotels and leisure, residential, commercial, industrial, retail and community sectors with project values between £600K - £10 million on a design and build basis.

Working on projects across Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and Wiltshire you will report to the Procurement Manager to achieve continued success for this established company.

Duties will include but will not be limited to:

Order materials required for projects in accordance with established prices ensuring requirements for quality and lead times are met

Undertake pricing negotiation with suppliers in accordance with buying procedures.

Have an up to date understanding of market conditions and feed this back to the buying team and relevant parts of the business

Develop close working relationships with the wider commercial team to make sure budget information in terms of quantity and price are accurate

Source new or alternative products and liaise and negotiate with both new and existing suppliers when required

Manage, organise and update relevant information using relevant database – Red Sky and/ or excel spreadsheet ensuring correct rates are used and information is accurate

Monitor open orders and chase to completion/ rescheduling if necessary. Liaise with production staff and other internal departments on any discrepancies between purchase date and required date or price discrepancies

Be extremely responsive to acting on requests/ chasing information to complete an order

Assist the Purchase Ledger team with query resolution

Be familiar with project requirements by reviewing minutes and liaising with the site management team and Quantity Surveyor

Buyers with additional duties/ specialist areas such as aggregates/ block and beam are expected to have additional knowledge and expertise in that area and ensure all related admin/ filing/ communication has been completed

Communicate and provide information by relevant methods internally and externally to assist and enable organisational operations and effective service between offices/ clients/ sites/ suppliers.

Other duties as reasonably required from time to time

About the Company/Client/Project:

A regional contractor with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry working within the education, healthcare, hotels and leisure, residential, commercial, industrial, retail and community sectors.

The business is growing and has a vision to grow the turnover and profits by consistently delivering at a high level and providing the best value for their clients.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

Ideally you will have some main contracting experience previously and this role will offer progression to design management for the right individual.


Document control

Construction site experience

Looking to progress to management

HNC / ONC / Degree level education or equivalent


Excellent Salary

Training and development

Health Care


Apply by sending your CV to

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

alltek specialise in build vacancies and is a leading Recruitment Consultancy in Southampton.

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