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Senior Buyer | Essex | Leading Resi Developer | £75,000 + P

Senior Buyer | Essex | Leading Resi Developer | £75,000 + P

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Senior Buyer


Leading Residential Developer

Up to £75,000 + Package

To be working for a residential developer prominent in Greater London, Cambridge and the surrounding areas within the South East of England. Our projects are all bespoke and include new build residential developments ranging from large scale schemes of 1300 units to one off refurbishment projects.
Opportunity has arisen to join one of our commercial teams as a Senior Buyer. Based at our Head Office in Esse, you will report directly to the Managing Buyer. Working alongside 2 other Buyers and as a part of a wider Commercial team of 20, you will be responsible for the timely ordering of all materials as required by site teams for all developments within the region.
The successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Effective liaison with site teams and suppliers to obtain materials/ products according to specification and site requirements.
  • Analysis of rate received against market comparisons to determine the optimum price for requirements.
  • Analysis of specification to determine suitability and/or possible alternatives.
  • Compile and distribute enquiries to relevant suppliers in order to obtain prices/rates for required materials/services as per contract documents.
  • Dealing with supplier invoice queries, communicating with site and supplier in order to find an amicable conclusion.
  • Filing of orders, addenda and supporting information for future reference.
  • Assisting Commercial Team with production of Cost Reporting
  • MATCO reporting for each development on a monthly basis. Monitor spend throughout project to identify any possible shortfalls.
  • Negotiate with suppliers in order to achieve the most commercially viable supply to site
  • Raise material/asset/stock/plant/sub-contract orders on Coins.
  • Review of drawings/specification to assess possible alternative products/methods that could reduce the time/cost of the build or provide a better value end product.

Skills & Experience
As a successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience as a Senior /Materials Buyer or equivalent role.
  • People management experience.
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills.
  • High level of analytical skills.
  • Excellent negotiating ability.
  • Strong project co-ordination skills.
  • CSCS Card (desirable).
  • Full UK Driving Licence and willingness to travel to variable sites.


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£75,000 + Package

Ross Henderson

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