Senior M&E Buyer


Michael Dalton


After initially joining Guyan & Associates in 2008, Michael took time out to simultaneously raise his young son and complete an Open University degree, before returning in October 2013.

Michael learned from the best in M&E recruitment, having been trained and developed by Director, James Guyan. Michael’s considered and tailored approached to recruitment, reflects the company’s ethos that quality, not quantity, is important and he takes pride in understanding candidates' individual needs and matching them to the right clients. This approach sets Michael apart from the mass of bums-on-seats recruiters within the industry and has allowed him to make his stamp on the London market - with him fast becoming the first name both clients and candidates turn to for their recruitment needs.

With a strong understanding and awareness of the current market, Michael specialises in Mechanical & Electrical contractors in London and the South East, where he works closely with a number of key players in the industry. He places candidates from graduate to operational level and typical positions include: Project Engineers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers and Estimators.

Prior to M&E recruitment, Michael cut his teeth resourcing recruitment consultants – which he describes as an eye-opening experience! This opportunity allowed Michael to see both the good and bad qualities in recruitment consultants – and, ultimately, led him to turn his back on the stereotypical view and take the right approach to recruitment.

A proud, life-long, Manchester United fan, Michael is looking forward to seeing them return to the top of the league! He spends most of his spare time having fun with his family and he’s happy his son is slowly coming round to the idea of being a Red Devils supporter. 

Where: Michael looks after roles in London and the South East.



Job Description


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior M&E Buyer to join an ever-expanding M&E Contractor. This is a newly created role, which will strengthen the team and ensure the Procurement department are able support the business in a time of growth, to deliver their business objectives whilst at the same time developing a sustainable strategy.

About This Role


Job title: Senior M&E Buyer 
Duties & Responsibilities: As the Senior M&E Buyer your duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

·      Manage Buyers / Assistant Buyers

·      Track and report on rebates

·      Manage site procurement trackers

·      Develop procurement systems

·      Manage procurement business process

·      Track and report on market conditions

·      Provide feedback to estimating team

·      Manage preferred supplier list and update KPI’s

·      Source materials and negotiate best price with Suppliers

·      Input orders onto IT system

·      Expedite goods and materials

·      Updating of materials database and discount database

·      Promote efficient and professional impression of the business externally

·      Match and clear invoices

·      To update the IT system for all new suppliers and subcontractors

·      Keep good record of purchases

·      Cascade all new projects effectively to our supply chain partners

·      Update database with pricing and discounts

·      Where required manage meetings with company approved suppliers

·      Send supplier pre qualifications to new suppliers

·      Expedite documentation, invoices and information from the Supply Chain

·      Expedite and chase overdue materials

·      Input accurate orders into company systems

·      Control documentation for supplier contracts

·      Generally assist in the smooth running of the function

·      Communicate and liaise with site to establish best buying practices

About This Client


Client: This award-winning M&E Contractor specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects
Turnover: €82.9m
Location Coverage: UK & Ireland
No Staff: 200+
Typical Roles and disciplines: BIM Technician, Project Engineer, CAD Technician, Mechanical & Electrical Project Manager
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Education, Residential, Retail, Medical, Heritage Buildings, Office fit-outs
M&E Services installed: BIM, supported by AutoDesk Revit MEP, HVAC, lighting control systems, BMS controls
Years of establishment: 24 years
Awards won: 'Excellence Through People' employer

Alongside a generous basic salary you will be rewarded with the following:

25 days holidays
Car or car allowance
Support for work-life balance
Private Health Care
Bonus scheme
Company Pension
Long-term sickness insurance
Support & funding of career development and further education