Senior Materials Buyer – Housing Developments

General Practice Surveyor
Permanent
TO £50,000+ Plus Benefits
North West
North West
United Kingdom
AK18900

The Client:

A leading national house builder has a requirement for a Senior Buyer to join their procurement team, based in the Northwest. The company are one of the UK's leading developers offering sustainable communities for open market sale and affordable housing solutions.

Purpose of the Role:

As a Senior Buyer, you will provide a full range of cost control, forecasting and financial reporting duties on all aspects of materials supply and plant for construction work within your region. Working closely with the wider Commercial team, you will be responsible for the performance of the sites within your control.

Skills and Experience requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role elsewhere and will be knowledgeable in all areas of purchasing procedures, construction techniques and mixed-tenure schemes
  • A high level of mathematical ability and problem-solving skills, with a methodical and logical approach to your work
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a wider team
  • The ability to influence others within the business to ensure that best practices are shared to aid the Group in achieving its overall objectives

Duties:

  • Manage, coach, and develop the Assistant Buyer to create a high-performing and efficient team, working closely with key stakeholders within the business
  • Lead the pre-start meetings, including the presentation of relevant Health & Safety documentation
  • Support the wider Commercial and Buying team with new products and innovation by investigating new solutions and innovations within the industry
  • Deputise for the Managing Buyer where necessary and assist with the production of sales specifications for each project
  • Agree the price specification with manufacturers of key suppliers, preparing the CPC1 (Material Costs) including providing material schedules from working drawings
  • Input material schedules onto the relevant system and produce material budgets for the Surveying team
  • Place material orders and procure additional materials not covered by schedules and place supplementary orders, analysing any variations
  • Place plant orders by liaising with the Construction Director for compound layout and site set-up
  • Produce cost reports and provide analysis of material costs for completion, actioning material and plant invoices

Desired Experience:

  • Previous experience of working with timber frame would be highly advantageous although not essential
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, with the ability to use Microsoft Excel at an advanced level
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role elsewhere and will be knowledgeable in all areas of purchasing procedures, construction techniques and mixed-tenure schemes
  • A high level of mathematical ability and problem-solving skills, with a methodical and logical approach to your work
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a wider team
  • The ability to influence others within the business to ensure that best practices are shared to aid the Group in achieving its overall objectives
  • A professional procurement qualification e.g. CIPS
  • A construction related qualification (ONC/HNC/Degree) would be highly desirable
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, with the ability to use Microsoft Excel at an advanced level

Remuneration:

  • Salary circa £45k, depending on experience
  • Car Allowance
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • 25 Days holiday
  • Private Healthcare
  • Other flexible benefits
  • Excellent potential of career progression with a market leader

My client offers real scope for career development for a dedicated, professional, and enthusiastic individual with a strong work ethic who wants to join one of the regional & national market leaders.

If you wish to apply for this unique opportunity, then please email your CV to andrew@kingsleyrecruitment.co.uk or call Andrew Kingsley on 07879 413 765 for further information.

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