Construction Buyer - Cardiff

Full Time
Job Sector:
Construction / Trades, Procurement
South Wales
Salary description:
£25, 000 - £30, 000 pa
Start Date:
Camilleri Construction Ltd
Job Ref:

Construction Buyer


£25,000 - £30,000 pa

Travel Required

Full time / Permanent

Reporting to: Operations Director


Responsible for ensuring that the Group has a very clear strategy when purchasing goods, services and employing subcontractors.

Set policies for purchasing that take into account budgets, stock requirements and skills required.

Ensure suppliers are aware of Group cost implications.

If required, responsible for ensuring that suppliers meet certain standards such as ISO accreditation or a particular level of insurance cover.



  • Review business requirements
  • Invite proposals from suppliers and subcontractors
  • Due diligence: ensure the suppliers being considered have a sound financial basis as well as meet our ethical, environmental and corporate responsibility requirements
  • The Group’s policy on “Conflicts” must be adhered to, to maintain our professional integrity
  • Select suppliers
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Agree Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Update supplier catalogue

Supplier Management

  • Monitor supplier/subcontractor performance
  • Review service against business requirements
  • Manage Issues and Complaints
  • Manage contractual disputes
  • Develop and agree any Service Improvement Plans
  • Annual Contract Management
  • Service Review Meetings


  • Manage and progress requisitions received for new or renewed expenditure commitments on behalf of the Group.
  • Ensure that fit-for-purpose goods and services are obtained at lowest total cost (i.e. price as well as quality, timeliness and effectiveness) 
  • Ensure the Group works only with financially viable and ethically sound suppliers, who meet its Quality, Delivery and Financial expectations 
  • Ensure appropriate contracts are in place before committing spend to suppliers
  • Ensure the Group is always seen to behave in an ethical and professional manner.

General Duties

  • To attend and contribute to regular meetings
  • To participate in appraisal process
  • To follow and abide by policies and procedures at all times including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality
  • To undertake any other duties that may be required as deemed appropriate

The objective of the Group is to pay within our agreed payment terms.  The use of Purchase Orders (PO) allows pre-authorisation of spend and automated matching PO and invoice which will enable the Group to meet this objective.


  • Understands materials specifications and Bills of Quantities (BoQ)
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • Ability to handle complex contract negotiations
  • Ability to effectively chair service review meetings
  • Understands the purpose and approach for managing suppliers/subcontractors
  • Understanding and communicating risk associated with procurement and purchasing
  • Have an understanding of the relationships between the project, client and any third parties


  •  University degree – with emphasis on Procurement or equivalent.
  • Ideally from a Procurement/Purchasing type background.
  • Relevant experience managing suppliers, negotiations and service.
  • Ability to budget and manage costs.
  • Working knowledge of JIT deliveries.
  • Ability to ensure timely delivery of orders.
  • A solid understanding of the supplier/subcontractor relationship.
  • Ability to handle service reviews and implement service improvements.

Please submit your CV and current contact details online today.

Company Description

Established in 1985, Camilleri Construction Ltd is a full service building and maintenance contractor to both commercial and domestic properties with the ability and skills to work in a large variety of sectors, delivered by a team with passion for service and who really care. It has gained experience in the renovation of listed buildings, in conjunction with CADW.

Clients include blue chips, including FTSE100 listed, with whom it has built a strong reputation to take on the most complex of projects and deliver them on time and on budget.

The motivation of Camilleri Construction is simple - to establish and grow a high end Welsh building services provider with year on year growth, delivering building repairs through a team of highly skilled and qualified professionals, within specific market sectors demanding these higher levels of service such as Insurance, Business and Private Clients.

In addition to this, we want to bring together professionals who are passionate about developing higher levels of service through their own personal development, something the company invests heavily in and is demonstrated by its recent success in achieving Investors in People and Chartered Building status.

Camilleri Construction is a rapidly expanding company with the opportunity for progression and advancement.

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