Buyer (Construction or Civil Engineering)

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Vital Human Resources Ltd
Birmingham, West Midlands
Jun 22, 2022
Jul 02, 2022
Position Type
Organization Type
Construction, Industry


Permanent Opportunity

Salary Range: £30K - £42K, depending on experience

Are you an experienced Buyer with a minimum of three years working within a Construction or Civil Engineering Sector?

Can you negotiate effectively, demonstrate commercial awareness with the ability to control and monitor budgets?

Due to business growth and project pipeline, our client is looking to expand their delivery team in Birmingham. You will provide their team with professional materials, plant and service supply and take primary responsibility for placement of orders and communicating internally across the business.

The Role
  • Ordering construction materials, plant, and subcontract services.
  • Provide support to the Estimating team in development of Target Costs.
  • Work closely with delivery teams in ensuring plant and materials are procured in line with the project schedule.
  • Ensuring target cost data is obtained, used appropriately and cost analysis is carried out.
  • Making sure appropriate documentation is updated to provide evidence of best value on procurement (including commercial betterment, quality and efficiency).
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Working on the COPERNIC ordering and ARM Risk Software system.
  • Work with stakeholders at all levels, to understand internal and external requirements
  • Attend Project Meeting / Progress Reviews.


CIPS or equivalent is desirable or working towards this.

Industry-related qualifications (Desirable). Could include:
- Trade-related qualification
- Other professional qualification
- ONC/HNC/HND/Degree

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages.

A full UK driving licence is desirable as travelling to site may be required on the odd occasion.

To express an interest, please submit your CV to Amy Naden at Vital today!

A m y . n a d e n @ v i t a l . c o . u k

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