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Buyer (Construction Materials)

Why join Devine Group?

Devine Group is a groundwork and civil engineering company based in Southeast England, supporting some of the country’s biggest housebuilders. We’re a family-founded business that still operates with the customer focus and values we started with back in 1974.

Construction is our passion, and we believe that the industry can provide rich and rewarding experiences. When you engage with Devine Group, you are not just joining a team, you become part of our community. Our culture is built around supporting each other and working together to achieve success.

We’re recruiting a Construction Materials Buyer to join our procurement department. Based at our head office in Cheam, Surrey, you will join a fast-paced, well-organised working environment.

To be considered for the role you must have:

  • Previous experience in procurement within the Construction industry, preferably in Groundworks
  • The ability to read and understand construction drawings is desirable 
  • Strong IT skills including knowledge of Excel & Word
  • Knowledge of Red Sky is a plus
  • A good track record of building and maintaining relationships with internal teams and the supply chain
  • Strong coordination, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to work to a budget and mitigate unnecessary costs
  • The ability to have a flexible working approach 
  • A confident worker when put under pressure
  • A can-do attitude 
  • A team player

Key responsibilities include:

  • To manage and support the procurement team of the day to day material requirements as requisitioned by the site teams
  • Negotiate market leading rates for Bulk Materials (Readymix Concrete, Reinforcement, Muckaway, Aggregates etc.)
  • Support / Implement Supply Chain Strategies
  • Identify opportunities to enhance value and reduce cost and effectively implement such opportunities
  • Support the tender bid team by obtaining, analysing and comparing tender returns
  • Maintain the company based Procurement System
  • Checking and approving of Material Invoices
  • Communicate and liaise verbally and in writing between colleagues /suppliers/visitors and interpret and respond clearly and effectively to spoken requests over the phone or in person, and to verbal or written instructions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and site teams
  • Maintain regular consistent professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence to relevant health & safety procedures.


Key Details 

Job type: Full-time (Remote working in unavailable for this role)

Working hours: 8.00 am to 5.30 pm

Site location:  J DEVINE GROUP Southerns House 133 Church Hill Road CHEAM Surrey SM3 8NE

Salary: Excellent and negotiable package available for the top candidate 

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to info@jdevine.co.uk.