Tactical Buyer

Full time

Havant, United Kingdom

Project support


Trant Engineering Limited is a multi-discipline Engineering & Construction company, with offices and projects throughout the UK and Overseas. We have a number of different divisions, including; Energy, Oil & Gas, Process & Water, International and Control & Automation. We have over 800 employees and with a healthy forward order book and a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We have an immediate requirement to appoint a Tactical Buyer to join our team at Trant BTU in Havant. This office manages the Southern Water Framework and the Tactical Buyer will be responsible for the procurement of materials for a variety of sites in Hampshire, West & East Sussex & Kent. Working on Sewage Treatment Works, work comprises of multiple small refurbishment schemes, involving Mechanical, Electrical & Civil Engineering works.

Reporting into the Senior Buyer, duties will include but not be limited to;

• Pre-construction involvement in design meetings regarding materials
• Obtaining prices for all supplies and choosing best procurement options
• Raising orders for supplies
• Creating and maintaining good relationships with Suppliers
• Preparing and maintaining cost reports
• Providing support to internal Customers.
• Taking part in value engineering and cost-saving initiatives.


Applicants may have a background of working in a Tactical Buying role within the construction or engineering sector or perhaps will have a site background and want to move into a Buying role.


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering
  • Strong Negotiator
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to prioritise effectively
  • Excellent IT skills (MS Office and SharePoint)
  • Flexible and proactive

Equal Opportunities

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, gender, disability or age.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to lynne.crawford@trant.co.uk or call our Internal Recruitment Team on 02380 665544

*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

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