​What is a Buyer?

The role of a Buyer is to research and purchase materials, supplies and equipment for the business and project they are working on. The role of a Buyer will often require you to be able to negotiate with suppliers to ensure you are getting the best price possible. As a Buyer you will also be responsible for updating inventory and ensuring that stock levels are kept at appropriate levels.

Key skills to be successful as a Buyer will include:

 

  • Negotiation

  • Communication

  • Financial and accounting knowledge

  • Supply chain management and logistics

  • IT and stock management software knowledge

What are the typical daily duties for a Buyer?

From employer to employer the job description of a Buyer can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Research and purchase products and materials

  • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best price

  • Process requisitions and update management on order statuses

  • Analyse trends to make insightful buying decisions

How can we help with your Buyer job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Buyer professionals across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Buyers and secure the market's leading Buyer opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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If you are looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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​Plymouth is a port city that is located in the south west County of Devon. Plymouth’s estimated population as of 2019 is 262,100 making it the 30th most populous city in the UK. Plymouth has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

The Box

The Box is a construction project that will see a new windowless £40m history and arts centre. The Box is an ambitious museum and art gallery being partly new-built and partly refurbished inside the old Grade II listed museum and library in North Hill, and in a former church behind it.

Peirson House

This £10m construction project will see a stylish block of 76 flats for anyone wanting to live within a stone’s throw of the Hoe and city centre. Peirson House will be a six-storey tower, containing 39 two-bedroom apartments and 37 one-bedroom flats, each with a balcony, with outdoor communal space, undercover car parking and a landscaped entrance onto Notte Street.

Looking for a new construction job?

If you are looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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Want to find out how we can help you and your job search?

We are always pushing boundaries to improve our services to our clients and candidates. So taking pride in what we do is ranked extremely high. Find out more about the services we can provide for you.

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