Jun 26, 2021
£40,000 - £60,000 yearly
Brent, Greater London
Buyer / Senior Buyer
£40,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
North West London
About the Opportunity:
I have been asked to recruit a Buyer for this specialist reinforced concrete frame and groundwork subcontractor. This position has a crucial part to play in the business's ability to operate smoothly as you will be a central link between the suppliers and the sites.
Day-to-day duties will include speaking with site teams, operational management, and preconstruction management to organise what materials are needed and when and then working with suppliers to get the required items to the site on time at the best price. Usual materials and plant include steel, concrete, muck away, etc.
An organised and efficient mind is needed to work practically with site teams to make sure not only are materials ordered at competitive prices but also that they arrive on-site when needed. No one wants deliveries turning up early, late or wrong!
Therefore, this opportunity will suit someone who has worked for a rival concrete frame and groundwork subcontractor in a procurement role already, and someone who is looking to join a well-set up business as part of a larger team. I need someone who has the rival knowledge so both the prices of products are familiar but also the operating methods of a concrete frame and groundwork business is second nature too.
About the Employer:
The business has been trading for over 25 years, remains privately owned, and is currently turning over around £120 million per annum specialising within reinforced concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction, and demolition. They have offices based in North West London and a regional presence in the surrounding Home Counties and cover work in the city centre all the way up to Cambridge. Package values vary depending on the works involved but their current largest schemes include all of their specialist works and is estimated to value around £50 million on one project over the next two years.
Outside of the standard facts of this business, I have maintained a close working relationship with the MD (who is a loyal well-respected individual within this sector) and directors for over 10 years and have seen them double in size and capability in this time. They have a close-nit team that all work well together from directorship level down to the site and what really stands out about them is their ongoing focus to deliver complex commercial projects with real technical capability, rather than just traditional residential frames. They really are a superb company to work for and with. The MD and all the directors really take the time to get to know everyone in the company and continually look at ways to develop people to their maximum potential.
About the Requirements:
The criteria I have been asked to keep to is simple:
1. Any applicants must have worked for a rival concrete frame or groundwork subcontractor in the UK to be considered, in a procurement role.
2. You should have an understanding of the various products that you will be buying in this role and a rough understanding of their current market rates.
3. You need to be based within a commutable distance to our client’s office in North West London.
Outside of that, I am open to talking to any interested parties.
About the Remuneration:
As with most of the positions I recruit for, salary is dependent on experience, but I am expecting to consider individuals who are currently earning or looking to earn anywhere from £40,000 to £60,000 per annum. If you meet the criteria I have listed for previous experience, this ballpark area should be expected. Additional benefits such as car allowance, pension, and bonuses can be discussed at the point of the interview.
How to Apply:
Please can you forward me a copy of your CV initially? Nothing will be done with it until we have spoken and confidentiality will be 100% guaranteed, but I’d like to review your previous working history before calling you to discuss the opportunity I have available and your current situation.
You can click to apply or send your CV directly to me: Andrew @ cityscape ltd .com
About your Consultant:
My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the founding directors at Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 15 years of experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment. During this time, I have specialised in the niche sector of reinforced concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction, and demolition.
Q: What does this mean for you?
A: I have connections with pretty much every company in this field. I can offer you options with a variety of the best employers in this market. In addition to this, I have in-depth knowledge of each of these employers. I can tell you all about their set-ups, projects, future plans, and what they can offer you as an individual moving forward.
I am always open to having confidential conversations with individuals interested in expanding their careers. If the right opportunity doesn’t exist for you right now, we can stay in touch. If, however, we have companies that could be ideal for you, I can tell you all about them