Location: Head Office (Watford) and/or on site locations in central London
Contact Type: Full Time
Hours: 08:00-17:00, Monday-Friday

A fantastic opportunity has opened for a buyer to join our office team, based in Watford. Acumen offers this junior role with the promise of onward professional development within the company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To deal with day-to-day procurement requests received from site, including chasing incorrect or late deliveries to protect revenue.
  • To develop and maintain sound procurement procedures whereby materials are purchased at favorable rates and are fit for purpose.
  • To co-ordinate deliveries to site to meet the demands of the construction programme in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Assist site managers to ensure compliance with Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMPs).
  • Assist site managers to ensure compliance with any project specific procurement policy and Acumen’s general procurement policy.
  • Assist site managers to comply with the Considerate Constructor’s code of practice as relating to procurement and deliveries.
  • Maintain and improve on-site practices relating to deliveries and advise/train site operatives through regular ‘toolbox’ talks or newsletters.

Candidate Requirements:

• Understanding of building materials, their uses and how they are sold
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• IT skills – MS Office, Excel, Outlook, Word etc
• Some industry experience as a buyer, working for a merchant or even at site level would be an advantage.
• Ability to work under pressure and prioritize your workload
• Confident, Self-motivated & Enthusiastic
• Flexible & adaptable. Ability to work both alone and as part of a team

Support: A laptop and mobile phone will be provided and the position will be supported on a daily basis by our office staff and directors.

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