Our client is a multi-award-winning market leader; working with blue-chip clients. Our expertise extends across all major sectors and can be seen in many of the UK’s most recognisable projects. Due to the outstanding growth of this privately-owned company, we are excited to be assisting in the search for the next experienced Buyer to join their team based in Derby.Buyer Key Duties and Responsibilities include: * Produce accurate and comprehensive estimates for projects in a timely and efficient manner. Control and manage the estimating process at the project level. * Understand the client’s enquiry documentation/bill of quantities to fully ascertain the requirements of the tender and ensure the bid submissions are compliant. * Hold a strong understanding of structural steelwork materials & the ability to produce accurate measures/take-offs, identifying all of the package relevant risks, possible value engineering, inclusions, and exclusions. * Engage with the supply chain, issue accurate enquiries, and obtain compliant/competitive sub-contract quotations for elements of the tender works. * Maintain a good understanding of current market rates. * Can read and understand structural engineers’ and architects’ general arrangement drawings, design reports & specifications. * Produce accurate and detailed quotation documents from a standard template to qualify the bid submission. * Operate an estimating CRM package to update the project bid submission information and maintain communication/records with the client up to the secured or lost status of each project with a very proactive approach throughout. * Attend pre and post-tender meetings with clients. * If successful with bid submission, complete hand-over documentationYou as the new Buyer will demonstrate the following Key Skills, Experience & Attributes: * Minimum two years experience working within a Buyer role (structural steelwork experience preferred but not essential). * Good understanding and ability with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and Outlook. * Good understanding of InDesign software preferable. * Ability to work within allocated time scales to meet the requirements of our clients. * Good punctuality, pro-active approach, communication, and presentation skills. * Preferably have a good knowledge of our client base and industry. * Good planning skills, time management skills, and commercial knowledge * Ability to work well within a team to achieve targets set by the Bid Manager. * Qualifications to an HNC/HND level are preferred but not essential. * Full UK driving licenseIn return you can achieve: * 33 days holiday per year (includes 8 bank holidays) * Entry into the Group Personal Pension Scheme * Private Health Insurance (subject to a qualifying period) * Eyecare voucher scheme * Ongoing Training & Development OpportunitiesWe are looking for a Buyer to work alongside our estimating team and CAD technicians to estimate the costs of planned construction projects including mass timber, structural steelwork, and hybrid structures. You will ensure projects are adequately budgeted and costed within an effective timeframe to support the development of bids at the tender stage. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience as a Buyer, and experience with structural steel would be preferred but not essential. Applicants should be enthusiastic, proactive, and have a willingness to develop and learn alongside the growth of the business.We invite suitably experienced candidates to apply by following the appropriate links or by contacting Recruit 2 You directly who are acting as an employment agency for this hire.At Recruit 2 You Ltd your right to privacy is important to us. By applying for this job, your information will be entered into our recruitment system. This will enable you to register for job alerts, apply for jobs and for us to help you find your next role. To read our full privacy policy please visit our website

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