Senior Construction Materials Buyer

England, Lancashire, Darwen
£35000 - £45000 per annum
20 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is a well-accredited building contractor responsible for award winning work across the region. Their company is currently on course to build over 200 new build units in 2019, rising to 350 units in 2020 with plans for further growth into sites across the North West and Yorkshire.

They require a Senior Construction Material Buyer to join the expanding team. This role will serve their growing portfolio of New Build Developments as they continue to be one of the UK's fastest growing regional house builders. Not only will this position give you the opportunity to implement a fresh purchasing system, but they seek an enthusiastic candidate with prior experience and fresh insight to help be part of propelling the company to the next level.

Role Responsibilities

They are looking for an experienced Buyer to join the team of qualified professionals to:
Comply with company policies and procedures
- Procure global price deals for necessary materials to serve all presently active and planned future sites within their portfolio
- Ensure the quality of all materials provided is in line with the company's required standards
- Arrange delivery of material orders in line with the build programme for each site, working in conjunction with the Construction Director
- Maintain excellent working relationships with existing suppliers as well as seeking out new/potential suppliers in order to assure materials are purchased at the most competitive price without sacrificing quality
- Work to build upon and improve the current purchasing system in place to minimise or eliminate altogether the need for 'same day collection' orders from sites
- Manage an assistant buyer who will work to support and assist the function
- Assure all aspects of the administrative processes are in order and completed accurately

What they want from you

They are looking for the following skills, qualities and qualifications in applicants for this role:

- Previous buying experience
- Excellent communication skills to deal with all parties effectively and efficiently in written and verbal scenarios
- Ability to use a computer competently and maintain accurate electronic and paper records
- Demonstrable initiative and fresh thinking attitude to find solutions and resolve queries autonomously
- Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail to gather, interpret and present information

- Previous construction material buying experience with a house builder
- Ability to take off material quantities and specifications from working drawings
- CIPS/procurement qualification

What they can offer you

For the right candidate they can offer a competitive salary of between £35,000 - £45,000 dependant on their experience.

The working hours for this role are 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday (flexibility on this can be discussed) and the role will be at our Head Office in Darwen, BB3.

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