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Buyer / Procurement Manager

3 Flass Lane, Cutsyke, Castleford, UK

Job Type

Full Time


In Office

About the Role

As the Buyer, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the procurement of materials, concrete, and aggregates for our construction projects valuing from £50k - £4m. This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and experienced professional to lead the buying function and contribute to the success of our ambitious growth plans.

To be successful as a Buyer at Shanco Contracts, you will be an individual who embodies our core values and can seamlessly integrate into our close-knit team.

- Teamwork: Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. You'll work closely with our Commercial team, Suppliers and our Nationwide site operations.

- Professionalism: Your deep understanding of construction processes, especially groundworks and civil engineering, will ensure the highest standards of professionalism.

- Adaptability: Building strong client relationships, you’ll have a positive can-do attitude with the experience to identify value engineering opportunities.

- Family Environment: Within our close-knit team, hierarchy takes a back seat. You’ll have the autonomy to oversee projects from start to finish, and your input will be valued at every stage.


Lead the procurement process for all materials, concrete, and aggregates required for groundworks projects.
Collaborate with Site Managers and stakeholders to understand project requirements and develop procurement plans accordingly.
Source and evaluate suppliers to establish reliable partnerships and secure competitive pricing.
Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure consistent product quality and on-time deliveries.
Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers to achieve favorable terms and.
Develop and implement cost reduction initiatives while maintaining product quality standards.


  • Extensive experience in Buying materials for groundworks and civils projects.

  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative spirit

  • Exceptional attention to detail skills and the ability to work under pressure

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Driven and a proactive team player

  • IT Skills, excel and knowledge of quickbooks accounting software would be an advantage

About the Company

At Shanco Contracts we take pride in our reputation as a leading groundworks construction company who cares about every project we undertake. With a focus on professionalism, teamwork, and adaptability, we specialise in diverse sectors including Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Care homes, Educational facilities, and new build Hospitals.

As we continue to grow, we are seeking a talented Buyer to join our team at our Castleford, West Yorkshire offices. At Shanco Contracts, people are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a family feel to the work environment that is supportive and fun.Your collection is already set up for you with fields and content. Add your own, or import content from a CSV file. Add fields for any type of content you want to display, such as rich text, images, videos and more. You can also collect and store information from your site visitors using input elements like custom forms and fields.

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