Project Buyer

Job Introduction

Due to Forkers continued success with our extensive and varied client base, we are recruiting for a buyer to join our busy procurement team at West Bromwich.  The candidate will have an involvement in all projects starting at tender stage, and will assist the various site teams in the procurement of materials for all sites.

Main Responsibilities

Work closely with the Procurement Manager and Project Buyer to assist in the identification of all materials at both tender and order stage
Setting up and maintaining price agreements
Negotiating bulk order discounts
Opening accounts and establishing new supplier relationships
Monitoring material prices
Proposing alternative materials wherever possible
Building supplier relationships to ensure best value is achieved
Extensive knowledge of Civil Engineering materials particularly in relation to all aspects of Groundwork
Have excellent communication skills both verbal and written
A good knowledge of IT – Microsoft packages and Sage
Ability to work to tight deadlines, with accurate outputs
Have with experience in the Water, Utilities, Highways and Road sectors including all aspects of Groundworks & Drainage
Provide cost reports as necessary
Attending site visits where necessary


•           Annual pay increases in April
•           Discretionary annual bonus in December
•           Company pension
•           Life assurance and accident cover
•           Free on-site parking
•           Cycle to Work Scheme available
•           Spacious modern offices
•           35 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • ISO 9001, 14001, 45001
  • Investors in People
  • Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor database) and ‘Verify’ audit
  • Achilles Building Confidence
  • Member of CECA Midlands Region The Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • CHAS Contractors Health & Safety Scheme
  • Construction-line
  • SAFEcontractor
  • Member of the BDA British Drilling Association
  • Social Mobility Pledge
  • Women into Construction
  • Real Living Wage
  • Science Based Target Initiative