Temporary Buyer

9 Jun | 2022

Job Ref: Commercial | Residential

Temporary Buyer - Residential Developer – Northampton

A leading house builder have a requirement for a temporary Materials Buyer based in Northamptonshire.

The company are the UK's leading developer offering sustainable communities for open market sale and affordable housing solutions.

Materials Buyer

As a Materials Buyer you will provide a full range of cost control, forecasting and financial reporting duties on all aspects of materials supply and plant for construction work within your region. Working closely with the wider Commercial team, you will be responsible for the performance of the sites within your control.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Support the wider Commercial and Buying team with new products and innovation by investigating new solutions and innovations within the industry
  • Agree the price specification with manufacturers of key suppliers, preparing the Material Costs including providing material schedules from working drawings
  • Input material schedules onto the relevant system and produce material budgets for the Surveying team
  • Place material orders and procure additional materials not covered by schedules and place supplementary orders, analysing any variations
  • Place plant orders by liaising wit the head of buying
  • Produce cost reports and provide analysis of material costs for completion, actioning material and plant invoices

Senior Buyer - Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role elsewhere and will be knowledgeable in all areas of purchasing procedures, construction techniques and mixed-tenure schemes
  • A high level of mathematical ability and problem-solving skills, with a methodical and logical approach to your work
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a wider team
  • The ability to influence others within the business to ensure that best practices are shared to aid the Group in achieving its overall objectives
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, ability to use Microsoft Excel at an advanced level
  • Professional procurement qualification e.g., CIPS (desirable)
  • Construction related qualification (ONC/HNC/Degree) would be highly desirable
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