Skip to main content

Buyer | Resi Developer | Northampton | £55k + P

Buyer | Resi Developer | Northampton | £55k + P

We Recruit Group


Leading National Residential Developer

Up to £55,000 + Package


We are working with a high performing region of a national residential developer, looking to hir an experienced Buyer. The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers – has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

Reporting to the Senior Buyer, you will manage an efficient materials purchasing process on up to two sites you will be expected to:

  • Prepare all procurement duties and exercises
  • Be aware of new materials to the market which would assist the business
  • Schedule and place material and plant orders with Group National Suppliers where appropriate or general suppliers, optimising cost and quality.
  • Attend internal pre-start meetings and Team Meetings as required
  • Check Architects/Engineers drawings for discrepancies and compliance with the required material specification. Thereafter resolving any queries with the relevant consultants/Technical department.
  • Ensure correct specifications are being used
  • Produce material cost schedules and budgets with cost codes for new sites and as required, and to review material cost codes to ensure budgets are not exceeded
  • Produce schedules for material enquiries, sending to suppliers for costing and assessing quotations and supplier’s schedules to ensure they are correct, prior to placing the respective orders
  • Project and report material cost increases as they arise
  • Provide site material accruals on a monthly basis
  • Compile quarterly material valuations for presentation to the Surveyor to be incorporated in the respective valuation meetings
  • Resolve invoice queries with the Accounts department
  • Carry out material on site checks and produce reports as required
  • Attend site weekly to ensure there are no problems with supplies/materials
  • Raise office and Sales and Marketing orders
Upload your CV/resume or any other relevant file. Max. file size: 39 MB.

Job Overview
Offered Salary
£55,000 + Package

Ross Henderson

Manading Director + Headhunter

Submit CV