Buyer (Construction)/ $5000/ West

Recruit Express Pte Ltd| Date Posted: 14-Sep-2020
EA Licence No: 99C4599|EA Personal Registration No: R1765524
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Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

Main Duties

  • Responsible for the procurement of Company materials and supplies from order to delivery of items with the most competitive pricing;
  • To follow up and liaise with internal departments on all order requests and to source for the  materials (especially piping and electrical) and supplies required with the most competitive terms; 
  • Obtains competitive quotes, performs analysis and makes recommendations for purchase of specified materials required for the project;
  • Co-ordinates with internal users / site need dates and suppliers in the purchasing process;
  • Negotiates with suppliers for better pricing, quality and delivery;
  • To ensure that POs are raised correctly (quantities and specifications) and necessary approvals are obtained within timelines before purchases;
  • Monitors and expedite the delivery of orders to ensure that site needs dates are met;
  • Ensures that all items of the right specifications and quantities are inspected, packed/crated and shipped per the agreed schedule.
  • Follow-up with suppliers on shortages, defects, non-conformances, etc;
  • Follows up with suppliers on the return of orders if it does not meet the PO requirements and ensures that the returned materials are reconciled with credit notes or replacements;
  • Manage / provide oversight on the implementation of effective inventory control system to monitor the stock levels, release of materials for installation and replenishment of items;
  • Procures office equipment at the most economical terms and to monitor expiry dates;
  • Work with supplier on cost reduction programs and pricing and continues to source for new vendors with more competitive terms/pricing;
  • Maintains a complete database of all suppliers and their terms;
  • Co-ordinates shipments and documentation with 3rd parties as needed including bills of lading, letters of credit, tax documentation and custom clearance;
  • Follows through on administrative paperwork for procurement function;
  • Looks into the budgeting of expenses and consumables.


  • Degree in Business, Purchasing or related discipline with  3 - 5years of related working experience
  • Professional purchasing experience preferably in building construction/engineering industries will be advantageous 
  • Works independently and professionally
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Understands purchasing policies, principles, process and procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office Skills
  • Knowledge in SAP will be advantageous 


If you meet the requirements of this role, please email a detailed resume in Word document to Chloe Tan Hui Lin - Email: [Click Here to Email Your Resume]

Chloe Tan Hui Lin

CEI Registration No.: R1765524

Recruit Express Pte Ltd


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