Materials Buyer - Construction/ Housing

Devon, England • Negotiable dependent on experience • Permanent • UK Construction Jobs

Are you interested in joining a well-established residential developer?
Do you have experience in overseeing medium-large scale residential developments?

If so, read on… 

The Company

Thatcher Associates are pleased to be working with a regional housing developer in the Devon region to bring on board a Materials Buyer to join their Commercial Team. Our client has a successful portfolio of residential-led new build homes. They have a strong reputation across the South West, and have a close, supportive team culture.
  • Mid - large developments
  • Residential new build developments
  • Industry recognised company
The Role

This developer are seeking an experienced Construction professional to join their team as a Materials Buyer (Housebuilding), who is capable of overseeing multiple projects in total in the South West area at anyone time.
  • You will attend design meetings and procurement reviews with the commercial and project teams.
  • Be in charge of product selection, providing quotations for cost certainty and the supply chain development.
  • Value engineering 
  • Tendering, negotiation and placement of sub-contract orders, chairing meetings when relevant, management and resourcing of suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • You will also enable development of the commercial approach into working practices and deliver successful outcome.
  • Be the main lead in setting up supply chains for material & subcontract packages.
  • Ensuring the timely processing of requisitions and material orders.
  • Regularly assessing the suppliers and subcontractors to KPI’s.
  • Creating tender lists and overseeing all tendering requirements. 
  • Supporting the contract preparation and issuing. 
The Team

You’d be working alongside reporting into the Commercial Manager. In the Commercial Team currently there are around 15- 20 people – everyone supporting one another, and approaching their roles with an upbeat and positive attitude. 

Required Skills:
  • Residential experience is preferable
  • A good understanding of housebuilding
  • Confident, organised and able to work to budgets and deadlines
  • Customer focused, attentive to detail and communicative 
  • Strong numeracy and financial management skills.
  • Proficient computer skills – including use of procurement systems.
  • Negotiation and team work skills and the ability to motivate and lead.
  • Good communication.
  • Previous experience of sub-contract procurement.
  • Previous experience of working for either a main contractor or well established developer.
  • A good level of competency of Microsoft packages.
  • An industry applicable ONC/HNC/BSc equivalent;

Basic package is negotiable depending upon experience, there is a competitive bonus scheme and package in place, company car / car allowance and annual leave. 

How to Apply?

If this sounds like something you would like to be considered for, then apply today. Alternatively, get in contact with Fiona for a friendly, informative chat on 0117 934 9555.

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