A busy house builder is looking to appoint a Buyer to join their main office in Warrington.
The company started as a small family run business and have expanded gradually over the years creating an enviable reputation, built on quality, customer service and delivering high standards. They are now one of the top 10 house builders building new properties ranging from 1 bed apartments to luxury family homes across the UK.
The Buyer will be reporting to the Procurement Manager and will be responsible for ensuring specified materials are available on site to meet programmes and assist with the efficient running of the materials and sub-contract purchasing function.
Duties of the Buyer will include:
Ensure materials are delivered to sites in line with site programmes and specification
Maintain a library of standard house type material schedules and sub-contract schedules
Produce site specific material schedules and process material orders
Monitor material order values against budget values and address large variations
Liaise with other Buyers to negotiate national bulk price agreements
Negotiate regional bulk price agreements and ensure competitive quotations are obtained for materials not covered by bulk agreements
Monitor price agreements to ensure they always remain competitive
Monitor supplier performance and hold regular meetings with main suppliers
Process site orders for materials and produce monthly reports detailing expenditure
Monitor goods received and liaise with the build team to ensure correct procedures are maintained
Monitor material lead times, keeping build and site managers informed
Manage site call-offs and carry out regular stock takes to ensure site stocks remain cost effective
Ensure labour and material sub-contractors are procured within the agreed programme and to within budgetary levels.
Liaise with estimating functions for production of costs for housing, roads and sewers
Produce site specific sub-contract schedules
Ensure sub-contract tender lists are prepared in conjunction with the build department
Ensure tenders are checked and comply with site specification and current trade specifications, and the tender drawings for the site include the company standard details
Produce reports comparing tender prices obtained and analyse how they compare to viability
Skills and experience required:
MUST HAVE experience as a Buyer within housebuilding
Member of the CIOB or working towards full membership - not essential
Good understanding or building regulations and legal obligations
Strong mathematical and IT ability
Ability to work under pressure and excellent team working skills
What to do next:
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