Construction Buyer - Derry / Londonderry

Excellent salary - Bid, Estimating & Buying
Ref: 304 Date Posted: Tuesday 18 Feb 2020
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Opportunity with a well-established construction company who have an impressive portfolio of projects including: residential, refurbishment and new build commercial projects up to the value of £30M  


Construction Buyer

INFORM3 Construction Recruitment are working with a reputable building construction company who are looking to recruit a Construction Buyer to join their team. In this position the core responsibilities will be to prepare accurate quantities and material schedules, competitively sourcing and co-ordinating the supply of plant and materials required for our projects. Reporting to the Construction Director, you will manage pricing and trading agreements and quotations, ensuring your team deliver on time, meeting tight deadlines. Forecasting costs and estimates on a monthly basis along with regular cost reviews with the wider construction team will be essential in this role to work effectively.

As the Buying lead, you will provide feedback and guidance on cost and build ability to the construction team. A junior buyer will also be considered by this company.


  • Negotiate with suppliers and building strong robust, long term relationships
  • Produce, understand and maintain procurement schedules, raising Purchase Orders
  • Support the site teams by ensuring materials are provided to the specification and programme for the project and contingencies in place where over runs occur
  • Reporting monthly on costs, overruns, & predicted increases
  • Being proactive with suppliers, subcontractors on price increases, material availability, delivery logistics, etc.

 Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experienced buyer with strong construction experience / Joinery background would be advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience of Northern Ireland, South of Ireland and mainland UK construction suppliers’ market
  • Utilisation of online market for competitive prices
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and manage your time to meet deadlines whilst being well organised, resilient and motivated
  • Excellent, communication, relationship building and negotiation skills
  • Excellent budget control and cost analysis skills
  • Thrives working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time management skills, working to tight deadlines
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and IT skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player

For more information feel free to contact Diarmaid Fee 015314886 or 028 30898345

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