Construction Buyer


CB LM 1604


Construction & Engineering





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Talk to Leanne Mc Que
028 7136 0070

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MPA Recruitment Ltd are working on behalf of our client to source an experienced Construction Buyer to join their team.

The core responsibilities in this role will be to prepare accurate quantities and material schedules, and to competitively source and co-ordinate the supply of plant and materials required for projects.

Reporting to the Construction Director, you will manage pricing and trading agreements and quotations, ensuring the 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 buildability to the construction team.


  • Negotiate with suppliers and build strong robust, long term relationships
  • Produce, understand and maintain procurement schedules, raising Purchase Orders as and where required
  • 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
  • Prepare budgets & report monthly on costs, overruns, & predicted increases
  • Be proactive with suppliers, subcontractors on price increases, material availability, etc.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experienced buyer with strong construction experience
  • 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

Desirable but not essential:

  • Relevant construction qualification
  • Mechanical and electrical experience advantageous

For further information and to apply contact Leanne on

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