Senior Buyer

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  • Career LevelOthers
  • ExperienceExperienced
  • GenderFemale/Male
  • IndustryConstruction
  • QualificationsCertificate

Job Description

Senior Buyer (House Building) – High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
£55,000 – £65,000 + Car / Car Allowance + Benefits

Our client, one of the most recognised residential house building developers within the house building industry, is looking for further support in the form of a permanent Senior Buyer.
This is a fantastic opportunity for either an established senior buyer or potentially a buyer ready to take that next step up into management, to join a forward thinking organisation that is forecasting to double in size over the next two years.

Key Responsibilities;

Assist with the preparation of building budgets..
Value engineering of drawings to ensure the proposals / details are practical and economic.
Take off materials and prepare schedules for ordering purposes.
Prepare material enquiries and send out for pricing in accordance with Procurement Schedules to meet the build programme.
Obtain competitive prices for materials.
Tender Comparison to ensure quotes are fully inclusive and prepare recommendation.
Place orders using computerised system.
Place orders with suppliers in accordance with the agreed terms and conditions.
Ensure suppliers are suitable and adequate for the work to be carried out.
Prepare bi-monthly cost reports for surveyors detailing all cost moves within the period and providing projected cost to complete.
Approve suppliers invoices for payment and resolve any queries.
Assist / control resolution of any building legal matters involving suppliers.
Provide material cost advice for surveyor regarding variations / additional items.
Assist with the development of Buyers & other members of the Commercial team.
Comply with Company controls, regulations and systems.
Keep up to date with current building products / techniques.
Liaising with internal divisions regarding samples i.e. bricks, roof tiles etc

The successful candidate will have the following qualities;
* Previous main contractor, House building experience
* Currently a Senior Buyer, or can show they are ready to take the next step up
* Private house building background
* Commercial awareness
* Knowledge of best practice supply chain management tools
* Strong industry and sector knowledge
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Team orientated / promotes teamwork
* Knowledge of COINS desirable
Package;
* Competitive salary (dependant on experience)
* Car or allowance
* Pension scheme
* Laptop / Mobile
* Healthcare (personal)
* Discretionary Bonus (annual)

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