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Senior Buyer | Essex | Tier 1 Resi Developer | £70k + P

Senior Buyer | Essex | Tier 1 Resi Developer | £70k + P

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Senior Buyer

Tier 1 Residential Developer

Up to £70,000 + Package


We have a great opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join a leading Residential Developer within the Housebuilding arm.

To be responsible for ensuring the efficient running of the materials and some sub-contract purchasing function and co-ordinate with other departments to ensure financial control of all materials and sub-contracts purchased for building operations.

Our client work son large volume traditional build homes/apartment led schemes.


More about the Senior Buyer role…

  • Ensure all materials are delivered to sites in line with current build programmes, specification and are purchased at competitive prices in line with the company’s group & regional deals where applicable.
  • Ensure supplier tender lists are prepared in conjunction with the build department, and to the approval of the Regional Buying Manager or alternative line manager.
  • Ensure some labour and all material sub-contractors are procured within the agreed programme and to within budgetary levels. The subcontract orders would be limited to Windows, Kitchens, Appliances and Steels.
  • Ensure tenders are checked and comply with site specification and current trade specifications, and the tender drawings for the site include the standard details.
  • Ensure all orders are completed, printed in a file with contact details for the PS3 Meetings.
  • Adhere to company processes in relation to pre-start meetings are adhered to.
  • Ensure the procurement of all sites/buying phases are continually monitored against budget.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the computerised materials and sub-contract purchasing and budgeting system.
  • Provide current costing information to support the estimating functions for production of accurate estimated costs for housing and prelims costs.
  • Maintain an up to date library of standard house type material schedules.
  • Produce accurate site specific material schedules and process material orders.
  • Monitor material order values against budget values and address large variations with the Regional Buying Manager.
  • Liaise with other regional buyers to negotiate national bulk price agreements group deals.
  • Ensure the tender process is adhered to for all new sites/phases in line with the regions tendering/procurement policy. Ensure copies of approved material tenders lists, authorised tender enquiry summaries and cost valuation reports are kept on record.
  • Negotiate regional bulk price agreements and ensure competitive quotations are obtained for materials not covered by bulk agreements.
  • Continually monitor price agreements to ensure they always remain competitive.
  • Continually monitor supplier performance and hold regular meetings with main suppliers.
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