About the role: My client has a great opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join their team within West London team. As our Senior Buyer you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient running of the material purchasing function for our scheme just outside Watford, Hertfordshire.


About the Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the procurement of all sites/buying phases are continually monitored against budget.
  • Maintain an up-to-date library of standard house type material schedules.
  • Produce accurate site-specific material schedules and process material orders.
  • Monitor material order values against budget values and address large variations with the Regional Buying Manager.
  • Liaise with other regional buyers to negotiate national bulk price agreements group deals.
  • Ensure the tender process is adhered to for all new sites/phases in line with the regions tendering/procurement policy.
  • Negotiate regional bulk price agreements and ensure competitive quotations are obtained for materials not covered by bulk agreements.
  • Place orders for key show home 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.
  • Continually research new products.


About the Requirements:

  • Proven length of experience working for a contractor or residential house developer in a buying role.
  • A good understanding of building regulations and legal obligations.
  • A good knowledge of construction methods and materials.
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • Negotiating and networking skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Able to work under pressure, and accept criticism of work
  • Good team working skills
  • Accurate with an eye for detail

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