£30,000 - £35,000 + package

Carmichael UK are seeking a buy to join a construction contractor on a permanent basis in Walsall. The team are looking for someone local - or willing to relocate for the role. 

You must have a can-do attitude and want longevity in a role. 


As a buyer, you will be responsible for providing our nationwide delivery teams with a company-compliant professional material supply service whilst working with and supporting other business needs. You will be communicating with internal business units, external suppliers, trade bodies and associations to achieve the best value on goods and services whilst being mindful of where materials are coming from within the supply chain, and ensuring the company continues to source ethically and sustainably. The successful candidate will be joining a team which is at the front end of developing the company’s Social Value and Sustainability objectives, giving you a great opportunity to play a key role in enforcing those goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Procuring construction materials and related services across all operational sectors.
  • Carrying out supplier selection, evaluating quotations, and negotiating prices and logistics.
  • Proactively identifying market trends, product and industry developments and supply chain innovations through the engagement of external partners, leading as directed by the Senior Buyer on any specific commodity or category.
  • Providing commercial assistance on the contracts you are procuring for.
  • Liaising with sites and supply chain partners, developing relationships to ensure a planned “right-first-time” service is provided regarding safety, quality, programme, commercial aspects, and overall best value.
  • Working with and supporting internal business needs regarding commercial and product awareness at all stages of the construction process, ensuring that we jointly deliver major programme requirements.
  • Ensuring continuous communication with other team members to review contract progress and address associated issues immediately.
  • Maintaining full knowledge and understanding of purchasing strategy and processes to ensure a professional and auditable procurement contract is in place.


About You:

  • Relevant experience in a similar role, ideally within the Rail or construction/engineering industry
  • Experienced negotiator, with the ability to establish long-term relationships and an engaged, collaborative supply chain
  • Demonstrable commercial awareness, with the ability to control and monitor budgets
  • Finely tuned communication skills regarding engaging with external and internal parties including a confident and professional telephone manner
  • Excellent computer literacy with experience using Microsoft office packages and inhouse purchasing systems.
  • Ability to cope with a demanding fast-paced environment ensuring deadlines are met 
  • Ability to make decisions using own initiative and work as part of a team
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail regarding contractual obligations and the placement of orders