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Buyer / Senior Buyer

  • Location: England
  • Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + pension, negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 16 days ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 13 August 2021
  • Job Ref: 392940ASM_1626256602

Job Title: Buyer / Senior Buyer

Reports to: Commercial Director

Based: Manchester based office

Main Purpose of the Role:

An opportunity for an ambitious Buyer or Senior Buyer to join a well-respected Developer in Manchester. You will be well established in the housing sector and have a passion to succeed. You will be joining a well-known business with an excellent reputation for delivering quality homes in convenient locations.

The Role:

Working as a Senior Buyer you will be involved in a wide variety of new build housing projects


* Communicates with Directors and gain approval for purchasing contracts with new vendors or on new supplies

* Oversees supply chain management

* Manage the purchase of materials including raising orders for sites directly whilst

* Help to manage the team to raise orders for other sites

* Continuously comparison supply chain and negotiates to make sure the company gets the best possible prices on needed supplies

* Communicates with suppliers and to make sure supplies get where they need to be when they need to be, even when a deadline is tight

* Maintains a network of professional contacts in order to discover new opportunities for good deals on orders

* Forecasts demand for certain products and makes orders accordingly

* Ensure savings, rebates and compliance are achieved in line with business strategy

* Preparing cost estimates and managing budgets

* Working to improve purchasing systems and processes

* Training new employees in the purchasing process and how to use the purchasing system

* Communicate with suppliers / site teams on a daily basis through phone, face to face & email

* Determining the best sourcing route for products from the most cost effective and quality driven outlets

* Attends monthly cost meetings to discuss and explain cost movements

* Developing and implementing purchasing strategies

* Managing daily purchasing activities, supervising staff, and allocating tasks

* Managing supplier relations and negotiating contracts, prices, timelines, etc

* Maintaining the supplier database, material supply rates, and related documentation

* Ensuring that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications


£35,000 - £52,000 depending on level and role




If you are interested in this Procurement position then please apply via LinkedIn alternatively you can send an up to date CV or call me on 07980 006 436 if you have any questions

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