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Tina Wickers

Ref No: TW1404202382

Date Posted: 8-Jun-22


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£35,000 - £45,000 per annum


We have a great opportunity for a Buyer to join a leading house builder in Hampshire

As Buyer you will be responsible for the procurement of materials and plant to the Company’s exact requirements, ensuring goods are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates within the available budget allowance.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

More about the role:

  • Ensure quality and performance of materials fall in line with acceptable standards.
  • Consolidate purchases of materials to achieve maximum economic benefit.
  • Encourage and develop wherever feasible negotiated agreements with supplier and manufacturers.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key suppliers to ensure the best prices, service and product.
  • Inform other departments of all relevant information regarding changes in materials, major price movements, delivery lead times and individual supply situations.
  • To purchase where appropriate in accordance with Group purchase deals
  • Identify and "take off" where necessary materials.
  • Send out enquiries for appropriate materials, collate and analyse quotations.
  • Place orders with suitable suppliers for specified materials.
  • Advise Surveyors costs for budgetary purposes.
  • In conjunction with the Site Manager, progress the delivery of supplies in order to comply with the site building programme.
  • Resolve any discrepancies that may arise between orders, goods received and invoices. Also make decision on this account and authorise payments.
  • Attend Site Meetings at key stages in order to review general progress on site and to decide on any future action necessary.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure whilst maintaining commercial awareness.
  • Establish, monitor, and ensure payment of negotiated rebate agreements as allocated.
  • Study and analyse markets to make recommendations of possible specification changes which would represent savings without detracting from quality requirements.
  • Liaise with other departments and disciplines to establish or improve supplier and inter-department relations
  • Experience mixed tenure developments, contract housing and extra care developments.


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