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Buyer - Infrastructure, Highways, Utilities Sector

 

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Buyer - Infrastructure, Highways, Utilities Sector

 

"Buyer with NEC3/4 contract experience gained within civil engineering, infrastructure, highways, utilities sector required for newly centralised procurement function."

 

£Very Competitive + Car Allowance & Benefits

 

Hybrid - Office, Site & Home Based - South West/Wales M5/M4/M50 corridor

 

Looking for a challenging and rewarding buying role in the world of civil engineering? Our client, a global leader in the industry, is seeking a talented Buyer to join their civil engineering contracts division serving the South West and Wales.

 

This is an exciting and interesting role offering the opportunity to work across major civil engineering and infrastructure projects in road, water, utilities, and rail.

 

As a Buyer, reporting to a Senior Buyer, you will play a vital role in supporting our client's new and recently centralised procurement team. You will be responsible for driving best-value solutions, fostering strong supply chain relationships, and ensuring the timely delivery of materials and sub-contractors to project sites across the region.

 

We're looking for someone with a strong background in procurement, preferably within the civil engineering sector. You should have experience with NEC3 Contracts and a proven track record of relationship-building with customers and supply chain partners. You'll be familiar with construction and estimating software such as Causeway and ERP systems such as COINS and have excellent IT skills across the Microsoft suite. You will be experienced in supplier performance management and ensuring compliance to procurement policies.

 

Key responsibilities of the role include:

 

* Developing and improving procurement processes and procedures

* Supporting the company's business strategy and goals

* Attending contract handover meetings to ensure timely delivery of materials and sub-contractors.

* Developing and maintaining robust supply chain relationships

* Supporting pre-construction and estimating teams in tender stages

* Coordinating the tendering, negotiation, and placement of sub-contracts and material orders

* Providing comprehensive procurement advice and support to delivery teams

 

The ideal candidate will have good experience in procurement, along with an excellent grasp of modern civil engineering techniques, plant & equipment, and logistical needs. You should be a confident communicator with excellent grammar and language skills and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

 

This role is hybrid, and you will spend time working on site across the South West and Wales as well as from home. Its an ideal role if you like being out and about visiting site-based colleagues and stakeholders and also enjoy innovating and collaborating face to face in the office with your procurement colleagues to shape the centralised procurement function. You can base yourself from one of our client's offices in Monmouthshire, Bristol, Barnstaple or St Austell or Portsmouth.

 

In return for your skills and experience, our client offers a competitive salary, a fantastic benefits package, and the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting projects in the industry.

 

So, if you're ready to take your career to the next level and join a dynamic and innovative team, we'd love to hear from you! Email your CV or call us on 01905 381 320.

 

 

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