Materials Buyer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Construction, Other
South East
£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Carrington West
Job Ref:

Materials Buyer – To �40,000
New Homes

I am working with one of the nation’s leading house-builders to help hem find a strong Materials Buyer to join their Commercial Team.
Reporting to the Head of Commercial and operating as a Materials Buyer you will be responsible for the material scheduling for up to 6 housing development sites at any one time. It’s a difficult role, which is made easier due to various group deals that are in place. Although my client is a national developer and have certain house types the buyer must treat every unit individually.

Ensure materials are delivered to sites in line with site programmes and specification and are purchased at competitive prices.
Be aware of new materials to the market which would assist the business.
Maintain a library of standard house type material schedules.
Produce site specific material schedules and process material orders.
Negotiate regional bulk price agreements and ensure competitive quotations are obtained for materials not covered by bulk agreements.
Continually monitor supplier performance and hold regular meetings with main suppliers.
Place orders for key showhome materials before pre-start meetings if required to meet showhouse programme dates.
Process site purchase orders for replacement materials and produce monthly reports detailing expenditure.
Ensure the invoice checking procedure is being carried out and where necessary negotiate credits.
Monitor the goods received sheets and liaise with build and site managers to ensure correct completion procedures are maintained.
Continually monitor material lead times, keeping build and site managers informed, instigate forward material allocation when necessary.
Manage site call-offs and carry out regular stock takes to ensure site stocks remain cost effective.
Manage all amendments to specification as and when required.

Minimum 2 years’ experience working within a residential house builder as a materials buyer
A thorough understanding or building regulations and legal obligations
A good knowledge of construction methods and materials
Strong mathematical and IT ability
Ability to assess and analyse information
Understanding of budget management

Excellent basic salary
Target Bonus
Company Car / Car Allowance
Pension and Healthcare

This is an urgent role on a high-profile project for my client and they will be looking to conduct interviews next week.

For my information or a confidential discussion please contact Simon Hawes or 023 9387 6000

Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876 000
Contact: Simon Hawes

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