Senior Buyer

  • Permanent
  • Halesowen
  • Salary: £40000 - £50000/annum Car/Allowance + Package


Senior Buyer/Buyer – New Build Housing


up to £50,000 Depending on Experience. + Car/Allowance + Package

Approach Personnel have an exciting opportunity to join a Nationwide 5* housebuilder in the West Midlands region.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, their Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers – has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost.

Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

Reporting to the Buying Manager, you will manage an efficient materials purchasing process on multiple sites.

You will be expected to:

Schedule and place material and plant orders with Group National Suppliers where appropriate or general suppliers, optimising cost and quality
Attend internal pre-start meetings and team meetings
Check Architects/Engineers drawings for discrepancies and compliance with the required material specification.  Thereafter resolving any queries with the relevant consultants/Technical department
Ensure correct specifications are being used
Produce material cost schedules and budgets with cost codes for new sites and as required, to review material cost codes to ensure budgets are not exceeded
Produce schedules for material enquiries, sending to suppliers for costing and assessing quotations and supplier’s schedules to ensure they are correct
Project and report material cost increases as they arise
Provide site material accruals on a monthly basis
Compile quarterly material valuations for presentation to the Surveyor to be incorporated in the respective valuation meetings
Resolve invoice queries with the Accounts department
Carry out material on site checks and produce reports as required
Attend site weekly to ensure there are no problems with supplies/materials
Raise office and Sales and Marketing orders

What you'll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

Qualified to NVQ Level 4 or higher with a valid CSCS card
Numerate with attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets
Methodical, conscientious and organised
Works to deliver high standards
Strong IT skills, including working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment
Able to work on own initiative
Good communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with internal and external customers
Excellent telephone skills

Due to the volume of applications we recieve i am unable to contact everyone. 

If you have not heard back from your application within 7 days please assume you have been unsucessful at this time.

If you have any furthur questions please do not hesitate to contact me at (url removed)

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