Materials Buyer

£30+/hr PAYE Umbrella

Carmichael are recruiting for a Materials Buyer to join a tier one contractor on a large scale infrastructure project.

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, you will be responsible for material purchasing activities for the project including direct and indirect materials to meet programme and commercial requirements.


Duties will include - 

  • Preparation of Invitation to Tenders, including preparation of procurement strategy documents and tender evaluation reports as required.
  • Commercial bid analysis and compilation of data relating to supplier responses, highlighting inconsistencies and differences and presenting information to enable evaluation to responses
  • Carrying out supplier evaluations and conducting negotiations to enable the shortlisting of suppliers
  • Preparing material orders in accordance with the Joint Venture and the client’s procurement governance
  • Monitor the supply market to identify potential new suppliers and products and meet with suppliers to understand their products
  • Focus on exceeding minimum service expectations by delivering an agile, value adding service with a deep understanding of customer requirements, technical competence, functional knowledge and process efficiency.
  • Establish performance led, long-term supplier relationships focusing on value for money, service & product quality and continuous improvement to drive competitive advantage for the project
  • Provide support to the wider JV Procurement team as required by the project and attend weekly team meetings


Requirements for this position -

  • Proven capability of working within a procurement capacity including in negotiation and process compliance.
  • Experience of working within a fast paced procurement environment
  • Experience within a civil and structural construction related environment on projects greater than £100m is preferred
  • Experience of working with in a JV environment is preferable
  • The role will require excellent analytical skills, strong commercial awareness, a measured approach to decision-making and the ability to ensure best value procurement.


If you are interested in this position, please apply here