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Buyer/Junior Estimator

Buyer/Junior Estimator


£25k to £30k

Main purpose of the role/Key objectives

To be responsible for sourcing and purchasing materials, products, and services ensuring a timely and cost-effective procurement, while maintaining high-quality standards and building strong supplier relationships.



- Timely and accurate procurement of materials, products, and services to agreed budgets, quality standards and service levels

- Development and maintenance of effective supplier relationships for allocated categories of spend

- Maintaining clear communication with stakeholders and suppliers on requirements and fulfilment of them


Roles and responsibilities

- Source and procure materials, products, and services to meet project requirements and specifications

- Negotiating favourable terms with suppliers

- Maintain accurate records of procurement activities and supplier information

- Optimising cost and value

- Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand project requirements and provide procurement support

- Conduct supplier evaluations and negotiate favourable pricing and terms

- Issue purchase orders and manage the procurement process from requisition to delivery

- Coordinate with internal stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate procurement of goods and services

- Monitor supplier performance, including on-time delivery, quality, and compliance with contractual obligations

- Resolve any procurement-related issues or disputes with suppliers

- Maintain accurate records of procurement activities, including purchase orders, invoices, and contracts

- Conduct market research and supplier evaluations to identify potential new suppliers and improve supply chain efficiency

- Collaborate with the finance team to ensure accurate and timely processing of invoices and payments

- Stay updated on industry trends, market conditions, and regulatory requirements related to procurement

- Continuously seek opportunities to optimise costs and improve procurement processes


Financial Authority




- Minimum of 2+ years of experience in procurement, preferably in the construction or design and build industry

- Professional certifications in procurement or supply chain management are desirable

- Experience in negotiating contracts and agreements with suppliers

- Knowledge of procurement best practices and supply chain management principles

- Familiarity with relevant industry regulations and compliance requirements


Key skills

- Strong negotiation and communication skills

- Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities

- Attention to detail and accuracy in procurement processes

- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

- Strong organisational and time management skills

- Proficiency in procurement software and systems, preferable to have knowledge of Sage or similar accounting software

- Knowledge of construction materials and industry-specific procurement practices

- Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills

- Ability to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders and external suppliers

- A strong team player with an adaptable attitude to getting the job done


If you are interested and meet the above criteria, please send your CV to [email protected] or call the Commercial team on 01482 382 301 if you have any queries.

Due to the high volume of CVs we are currently receiving, we are unable to reply to each application. If you have not heard from us within 10 days, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please note: Prestige Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer with 30 years of service within the recruitment & staffing sector.


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