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Job Introduction

Are you a Buyer looking for your next permanent role?  If this is you, then please read on as we may just have the role for you…… 

Founded in 1968, Griffiths are a sustainable Civil Engineering Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives. 

We are currently looking for a Buyer to join the team at our Head Offices in Abergavenny. Due to the nature of the role, we are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, Penarth, Barry, Porthcawl, Neath, Usk, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Llanfoist, Bristol, Chepstow, Pontypridd. 

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.  

Role Responsibility

Reporting to a Senior Buyer, the successful Buyer will be supporting the team in leading procurement for all sectors of the Griffiths business in order to deliver best value, high quality, innovation, collaboration, risk reduction and opportunity optimisation. You will ideally have experience with NEC Contracts and have a background in Buying / Procurement from within a Civil Engineering environment. 

On a day-to-day basis, the successful duties and responsibilities of the Buyer will include the following: 

  • The implementation and continuous improvement of the company’s procurement processes and procedures 

  • Supporting Griffiths’ business strategy and business plans, working closely with the team to roll-out key initiatives and achieve the organisation’s strategic goals 

  • Attending contract handover meetings to ensure the delivery of materials and sub-contractors on time and within budget 

  • Develop and implement robust supply chain relationships to support business and project goals. Assisting with the composing of tender lists and diligent analytical review of tender returns 

  • Supporting the Pre-Construction and Estimating teams in-design meetings, product selection, obtaining quotations for cost certainty and supply chain development at Tender stage 

  • Arranging and attending pre-start meetings with supply chain and Griffiths Team. 

  • Ensuring the tendering, negotiation and placement of sub-contract orders and material orders in line with the bid submission timescales 

  • Supporting the Senior Buyers and delivery teams, to provide comprehensive procurement advice, guidance and the necessary information to delivery teams, to support the successful commercial approach to sub-contracts and material procurement 

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have previous experience as a Buyer and have the following skills/experience: 

  • Strong commercial acumen with experience in the drafting of sub-contracts within the Civil Engineering sector; and in particular, NEC would be preferable 

  • Be familiar with estimating software (Causeway) and ERP System (COINS), managing the use of these within the Procurement Team 

  • Proven experience of relationship building with supply chain and customers 

  • Demonstrable experience of procuring sub-contracts in accordance with standard forms 

  • Excellent grammar and language skills 

  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint mandatory) 

We would encourage you to apply if you have experience in any of the following: 

  • Minimum three years’ experience as a Buyer within the Civil Engineering, Rail or Utilities Sector 

  • Knowledge of modern civil engineering techniques, plant & equipment and an appreciation of logistical needs and issues 

Why Us

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Car Allowance (where applicable) 

  • Training & Development 

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 

  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 

  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

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