Buying Manager

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere


In a Nutshell…

We have a great opportunity for a Buying Manager to join our team within Vistry Housebuilding South West, at our Exeter office. You will be responsible for ensuring the efficient running of the materials purchasing function and co-ordinate with other departments to ensure financial control of all materials and sub-contracts purchased for building operations.

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

Let's cut to the chase, what's in it for you…

Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
Agile working arrangements possible for this role
28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 days per annum
Private Healthcare
Company contributory pension scheme
Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
Sharesave scheme
Cycle to work scheme – up to £3000
Support with a professional membership
Denplan, GymFlex and many more…In return, what we would like from you…

Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
HNC / ONC in Construction or similar
At least 1-2 years experience working within a residential house builder as a materials buyer
Experience maybe gained from a similar position or promotion
A good understanding or building regulations and legal obligations
A good knowledge or 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 detailDesirable –

Degree in Construction or similar, or,
HNC / ONC in Construction or similar
Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, or working towards full membership, or,
Working towards being a chartered member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
Understanding of changes to regulations and legislationMore about the Buying Manager role…

Day to Day Management of the Buying function of the Commercial Department.
Ensure all materials are delivered to sites in line with current build programmes, specification and are purchased at competitive prices in line with the company's group & regional deals where applicable.
Ensure material & subcontract tender lists are prepared in conjunction with the build department, and to the approval of the Regional Commercial Director.
Ensure all material sub-contractors are procured within the agreed programme and to within budgetary levels
Ensure tenders are checked and comply with site specification and current trade specifications, and the tender drawings for the site include the Vistry standard details.
Adhere to company processes in relation to subcontract pre-start meetings are adhered to.
Ensure the procurement of all sites/buying phases are continually monitored against budget.
Ensure the efficient operation of the computerised materials and sub-contract purchasing and budgeting system.
Provide current costing information to support the estimating functions for production of accurate estimated costs for housing and prelims costs.Finally, let's tell you about us…

Vistry Group came together at the start of 2020, bringing together the energy, talent and deep-rooted experience of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships. With a wide range of skills, experience and backgrounds – we have come together to live our values of Integrity, Caring and Quality.

We are all about people, and it is our people, around 3000 of us, who have created a UK top-five housebuilder, with a five-star rating. We care about the wellbeing of our people and we value diversity and inclusion, seeking to create a supportive, dynamic environment where talented and dedicated people can develop their career.

Inclusion and diversity are paramount to us here at Vistry Group – we firmly believe that this culture nurtures stronger performances across the wider business. All of our applicants and employees are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, then please do not hesitate to contact us – we will always be happy to help.


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