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    Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits package

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    AKTON Recruitment

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Buyer - Housebuilding

The Role
Reporting to the Procurement Manager and Commercial Director your role will be to manage the procurement of all materials within the region, ensuring the best competitive rates, within budget and delivered to the build programme.

* Develop and maintain effective supply sources
* Prepare accurate quantities and materials schedules
* Issue out enquiries and analyse quotations
* Place orders for material and plant for the housing developments using COINS buying system and excel where necessary
* Maintain purchasing information system, including house type changes and price increases
* Work closely with the commercial team to prepare the working budget
* Review invoice queries and resolve/respond in a timely manner
* Liaise with Site Management to co-ordinate material deliveries to enable construction work to proceed to agreed programmes
* Monitor, report and address material losses/damage/stock on site to reduce excess expenditure
* Ensure compliance with Health & Safety requirements
* Attend site meetings as required to report on current procurement status
* Establish excellent working relationships with all key stakeholders
* Ensure compliance with company standard procedures
* Setting up new sites on the buying system (COINS) i.e. set up house-type material schedules
* Negotiate prices for new and existing materials
* Resolve any design issues with working drawings by liaising with the Technical Department and suppliers
* Manage accurate plant hire reports

The person
* Experienced buyer
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Good organisation and team working skills
* Able to thrive in a fast paced environment
* Excellent communication skills
* Comprehensive understanding of COINs, MS Excel and MS Word Good understanding of working drawings
* Excellent time management skills
* Driving Licence required


* Experience within in a construction environment
* Experience within a New Build environment

The benefits
A competitive salary and benefits package including 26 days holiday, pension, life assurance, company car/car allowance and bonus.

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