buyer

buyer

Job Description

Construction buyers will ensure that materials required for construction projects are available on schedule and that they fall within allocated the allocated budget.

It is the responsibility of a buyer to make sure a construction job is a profitable one for everyone involved.

CSCS Card

Required NVQ

Graduate Red Technical Management & Supervisory CSCS Card

NVQ Trainee

Gold CSCS Card (Supervisors)

NVQ Level 3

Black CSCS Card (Managers)

NVQ Level 4

White/Yellow PQP CSCS Card

None

Why is this a Job for Me?

If you have excellent communication skills, are a skilled negotiator and have an aptitude for figures.

Average Salary

£0,000 - £40,000

Required Skills

  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good with numbers and comfortable managing budgets
  • The ability to self-manage - to prioritise a workload to meet deadlines
  • Good relationship builder with persuasive, engaging manner
  • Well organised and motivated

Working Hours

40

Buyers generally can expect to work normal office hours Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm), with minimal weekend work or overtime.

Qualification Pathways

Level 2 NVQ

Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Level 3 NVQ

Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Level 4 NVQ

Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Career Progression

buyer

Senior Buyer

Project Manager

Specifications

Senior Buyer

Serve as the individual responsible for buying everything a construction project requires. Find suppliers, make sure shipments are made on time and manage other purchasing agents.

Sub-Contract Buyer

Responsibilities include sourcing a sub-contractor and first verifying then monitoring their services from a contractual standpoint.

Category Buyer

Specialise in a specific field of construction buying - you might have previous buying experience for a specific skilled trade, i.e. welding/carpentry etc.

Estimator

Compile estimates for how much it will cost to provide a customer with a finished product or service.

Required PPE

Sturdy shoes with a protective toe box and non-slip soles

Hard hat

High-vis jacket

Protective goggles/visor

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