Buyer (Construction Main Contractor)

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RAB240823
  • Job Title: Buyer (Construction Main Contractor)
  • Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE + excellent package
  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Are you looking for a Buyer role? Interested in working for a leading Main Contractor that work on a wide range of projects across multiple sectors?

VANRATH are recruiting a Buyer to work for a leading Main Contractor based in Belfast.

£35,000 - £45,000 DOE + excellent package

What's in it for you?

  • Blended Working Policy
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
  • Enhanced Pension Offer 3% employee 5% employer
  • Medicash - Health Care Plan
  • Employers for Childcare Members
  • 33 Days Annual Leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Our client is an award-winning Main Contractor that operate across multiple sectors including hospitality, leisure, education, residential and high residential. They have a great reputation for delivering outstanding projects up to circa £70m in value.


  • Attain the most favourable quotes for material process requisitions in line with Company Procurement guidelines
  • Ensure that quality materials are available for all contracts in line with the Contract Programme and Procurement Schedule
  • Research potential suppliers/alternative products expanding the Company's portfolio successfully fulfilling the Company's approval process
  • Maintaining accurate records of the performance of suppliers for future contracts
  • Liaise with Estimators, Contract/Site Manager, Planners and Surveyors on their current and future material procurement contract requirements ensuring sustainability of the project as well as identifying any special requirements
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate records of own activity related to contracts on Gateway to ensure traceability
  • Ensure the smooth running of the Department and maintain control procedures in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 as well as OHSAS 45001

The Ideal Person:

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working in a procurement role
  • Track record working in the Construction industry
  • Main Contractor experience is advantageous
  • CIPS qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Good communication skills
  • Sound negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Decisive and analytical
  • Committed to delivering value for money and demonstrating improvements against external benchmarks, achieving and exceeding targets

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robert Apps for a confidential discussion