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Senior Buyer - Construction

The Company

A well established, multi-national main contractor who have been operating across the UK and Ireland for over 80 years, with an annual turnover of £200m+. They have an impressive project portfolio, delivering high value schemes in the build and civil engineering sectors including student accommodation, healthcare, residential, leisure, highways, water treatment and windfarms. They have a strong sense of social responsibility and are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and greenhouse emissions within the next 10 years.

The Project

As a highly experienced Senior Buyer, based in Yorkshire, you will support the team by managing and overseeing the procurement of subcontract packages across a number of new build projects. Typical developments range from education, student accommodation, care homes, leisure facilities and industrial with project values in excess of £10m+. You will play a crucial role within the team, ensuring that all packages and materials are procured efficiently and cost-effectively. You will be liaising with both internal and external stakeholders to align procurement, quality, legal, and safety requisites.

Please note that this role offers the option for hybrid working, splitting time between the Yorkshire based office and home.


For this role it is essential that you carry the following professional qualifications as a minimum;

* BSc or equivalent in Construction or Civils related field

It is also essential that you hold the experience below;

* Competent IT skills
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Strong communication - written and verbal
* Previously managed budgets and KPI's within the construction industry
* Demonstratable experience in a similar role with a construction background
* Technical proficiency within the building sector, knowledgeable of specialist suppliers

The Role

* Job Title: Senior Buyer
* Job Type: Permanent
* Project: £10m+ Various New Build Projects
* Reporting to: Head of Supply Chain


* Guide and support junior procurement staff
* Establish strategies for continuous risk management
* Recognise and monitor potential contract-related risks
* Consider the impact on the company's profitability and reputation
* Evaluate supplier reliability and compliance using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
* Negotiate contracts, terms, and conditions with suppliers to secure favorable agreements
* Effectively manage personnel, resources, and relationships to ensure successful delivery
* Ensure adherence to legal, ethical, and regulatory standards in all procurement endeavors
* Liaise with quality assurance teams to ensure that purchased products meet required standards
* Negotiate pricing
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