Purchasing Manager

20 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Purchasing Manager - Senior Appointment



Competitive Remuneration

Our client, an extremely successful real estate, investment and development company are now offering an experienced Purchasing Manager the opportunity to join their expanding development team.

Reporting to Director level, you will manage pricing and trading agreements and quotations, ensuring that the team delivers 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.

Key Accountabilities

The Buyer will be accountable for:

Preparing accurate quantities and material schedules, competitively sourcing and co-ordinating the supply of plant and materials required for our projects
Negotiating with suppliers and building strong robust, long term relationships
Producing, understanding and maintaining procurement schedules, raising Purchase Orders as necessary
Supporting the site teams by ensuring materials are provided to the specification and programme for the project and contingencies in place where over runs occur
Being proactive with suppliers, subcontractors on price increases, material availability, etc.
Essential Experience

Minimum of 5 years' recent relevant experience
Strong construction experience, with knowledge of NI, ROI, and UK construction supplier's market
Demonstrable knowledge of construction product and regulation
Demonstrable experience of market research on pricing
Qualifications in a relevant discipline may be advantageous
Mechanical and electrical experience may be advantageous
Job Related Skills

Excellent, communication, relationship building and negotiation skills
Excellent budget control and cost analysis skills
Excellent time management skills, working to tight deadlines
Ability to organise and prioritise workloads, with a strong attention to detail
Ability to use initiative confidently as well as willing to increase knowledge and personal development
Ability to be flexible and thrive within a quickly changing environment
Professional level verbal and written communication skills
Advanced Microsoft Excel and IT skills, and the ability to learn specialised software

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