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Reference3501820_668313
EmployerHays
Industry SectorBuilding, Construction
Salary£28,000 to £36,000 per annum
Town/CityOxfordshire
LocationsOxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 January 2019

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Construction Buyer required, fast paced development role.

Your new company
Your next company are one of the largest Housing Company's in the UK and have sites located across UK & Europe. This company are working in a fast paced, competitive market so pride them selves on providing a wide range of properties and working towards the developer of choice.

Your new role
This is an excellent opportunity for candidates with knowledge of the building industry to take a step into a career in procurement. Likewise if you are already established in pronouncement and have worked in the construction industry before i would urge you to apply.

The overall purpose is to negotiate and procure all materials, labour and plant to ensure that the business’ unit output programme is carried out professionally and within budget. Ensure adequate resources on site to build the product in accordance with the planned programme. Monitor and evaluate subcontract performance and take any appropriate action. Add value to the BU through the procurement process.


The Role:
  • Liaise with the Sales and Design and Planning Departments with regard to specification on a site-by-site basis, advise on cost and availability of materials and products and produce specifications.
  • Liaise with Production Management in respect of the programming and delivery of material supplies.
  • Prepare material schedules from house type drawings and liaise with site management on any later amendments and revisions.
  • Ensure all specifications and programmes are complied with and that quality is not compromised.
  • Negotiate and place orders for hiring any plant.
  • Monitor invoicing procedures and resolve any issues in conjunction with the Finance Department.
  • Work with all suppliers to negotiate best deals where appropriate and work with other departments to improve cost effectiveness.
  • Monitor material quality and the performance of suppliers in conjunction with site based staff.
  • Provide feedback to suppliers outlining where an unacceptable standard of materials or performance has been identified.
  • Provide feedback to subcontractors outlining where an unacceptable standard of performance has been identified in the control, usage and any wastage of materials provided
  • Ensure aware of continuing product development in light of changes in legislation i.e. building regulations etc.
  • Attend pre-tender, pre start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required under the Company’s Growing Wiser procedure.
  • Undertake regular site visits.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to be successful in this post my client is looking for a candidate who has
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience of procuring direct materials, preferably from within the Construction Sector
  • Organised
  • Experience of working/managing in a supply chain and tracking and handling issues and queries

If you are currently looking for a new challenge in 2019 my client offers a great chance to develop and progress with this already forward thinking company.



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