Senior Materials Buyer - Hampshire

25 Nov | 2021

Job Ref: Land & Development | Residential

Senior Materials Buyer

Location – Southampton - Hampshire

Salary - £60,000 + Bonus + Benefits

We are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading residential developer who are looking to attract and recruit a new Senior Buyer to join their existing commercial team who concentrate on producing quality, high end residential projects, across Hampshire, West Sussex and East Dorset.


Our client is looking for someone that is engaged, determined and looking to take their career to the next level. Our client offers clear and defined opportunity for career progression, that allows its employees to progress further into more senior roles in the commercial team.


Responsibilities include:

  • Schedule and place material orders with Group National Suppliers, with the main aim being to optimise the cost and quality of your projects.
  • You will be required to prepare tendering packs and material enquiries, and then assess the best quotations that are most suitable for your build.
  • Producing an effective and realistic budget along with material cost schedules to ensure that your build is both cost effective and runs on time.
  • To be proactive and see issues that may arise in the build with regards to late delivery of materials and running over costs to rectify them as fast as possible.
  • To produce material enquiries to suppliers for costing and production of schedules and assessing quotations and supplier’s schedules to ensure they are correct.
  • To ensure budgets are not exceeded by projecting and reporting on material cost increases as they arise.
  • To resolve invoice queries with the Accounts Department.
  • Carry out on site checks on materials and produce reports based on findings.


Our client is happy to consider individuals that have a background of having worked for other developers, contractors, other construction companies and builders’ merchants. While it is not essential, it is beneficial to have had experience using COINS software.

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