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Buyer | Kent | Luxury Resi Developer | Up to £48k + P

Buyer | Kent | Luxury Resi Developer | Up to £48k + P

  • Kent, UK

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Luxury Residential Developer

Up to £48,000 + Package


We are working with a luxury bespoke residential developer in Kent that are recruiting for an experienced Materials Buyer within he commercial team.

Required to:

  • Ensure all materials are delivered to sites in line with current build programmes, specification and are purchased at competitive prices
  • Ensure the procurement of all sites/buying phases are continually monitored against budget.
  • Maintain an up-to-date library of material schedules including adding to orders from knowledge of failures on previous sites.
  • Produce accurate site-specific material schedules and process material orders on COINS
  • Ensure the tender process is adhered to for all new sites/phases in line with the Procurement Tracker
  • Negotiate bulk price agreements
  • Continually monitor price agreements to ensure they always remain competitive.
  • Continually monitor supplier performance and hold regular meetings with Head of Commercial on pricing updates and notifications
  • Place orders for key showhome materials before pre-start meetings if required to meet showhouse programme dates.
  • Process site purchase orders for replacement materials
  • Continually research new products.
  • Monitor the goods received sheets and liaise with build and site managers to ensure correct completion procedures are maintained.
  • Manage all amendments to specification as and when required including notification where materials change from standard specification.
  • Monitor plant levels and ensure it is off hired when no longer needed.
  • Ensure the efficient running of the computerised sub-contract purchasing system.
  • Working alongside Head of Commercial and Construction, produce site specific material schedules.
  • Produce material tender lists including multiple supplier lists and recommendations.
  • Ensure tenders are checked and comply with site specification and current trade specifications
  • Update the Tender Event Schedule for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Report to the Commercial Manager on the tender enquiry status and seek authorisation to place sub-contract orders on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure all material orders are processed correctly and efficiently so accounts can process invoices inline with suppliers.
  • Provide support to Senior Buyers and ensure the efficient running of the buying team.
  • Ensure you keep up to date with legislation changes.
  • Deal with queries from site managers.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with colleagues.


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£48,000 + P

Ross Henderson

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