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Buyer

Work location: Wolverhampton/Malvern

Division: Holding

Reporting to: Commercial Manager

Type: Full time

Who we are

Speller Metcalfe is on a mission… and it’s a simple one. We want to build a sustainable company at the forefront of construction – one that is built with a people-first approach in mind.

As a family business with nearly 30 years’ experience under our belts, our focus is not just getting you through the door, but developing your skills to support a long-term career with us. We’re proud of our high levels of staff retention and with staff at the very heart of our company, you’re never just a cog in the machine, but someone who can truly have an impact on how we do business.

Our background

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do.

Now one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, we predominantly work across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a numbers of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.

 

The job

Due to business growth, we are seeking a new Buyer join our  team, based out of our Wolverhampton/Malvern office. In this key role, you will research, select and purchase quality products and materials. You will be an expert at building relationships with suppliers and negotiating with them for the best price, quantities and delivery timescales.

This is a ‘blended working’ role split between home and the office (2 days per week at home).

How You’ll Contribute

In this busy role, you will:

  • Procure material and plant for construction sites.
  • Place orders in a timely manner in accordance with the procurement schedule provided for the contract by the Contracts Manager, and from requisitions provided by the site management.
  • Attend project handover meeting when requested; tender documentation to be analysed and orders placed with a view to maximising profit and minimising risk on the contract, the target for which will be set out and agreed at the handover and monitored at CVR meetings.
  • Liaise with the Quantity Surveyor re margin achieved to aid with the preparation of the contract CVR when required.
  • Attend CVR meetings upon request and report progress accordingly.
  • Take an overview of the whole project, liaising closely with the quantity surveyor to ensure packages are placed with no overlap.
  • Advise / assist the estimating department should any questions arise at tender stage where expertise would be of value.
  • Assist with invoice queries as required.
  • Assist in the creation of supplier framework agreements, as required.
  • Assist in the management of rebate and 3rd party rebate agreements with suppliers.

 

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will bring your enthusiasm and determination as well as:

Essential

  • Experience as a Buyer within the construction industry

Core Behaviours which will help you to be successful in this role include:

  • Acts with honesty, integrity and takes responsibility
  • Builds and manages strong relationships
  • Is proactive.

 

What’s in it for you?

As well as a competitive salary, increasing holiday benefits and access to private healthcare, we offer a number of other benefits for our staff.

 

Sound interesting?

Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our values, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual talents of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

If you don’t meet all the criteria, but are still interested in joining us, email us your CV anyway! It’s always good to hear from people who can bring their enthusiasm and desire to learn to our team.