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Senior Buyer - House Builder

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorBuilding, Construction
Salary£55,000 to £60,000 per annum
LocationsDerbyshire, East Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted20 July 2018

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I am currently looking for a senior buyer - house builder who is currently working in purchasing with a house-builder that is looking to join a business that is going from strength to strength. As a senior buyer in this purchasing and procurement function you will be required to negotiate with suppliers across both the UK and Europe to ensure efficient and valuable supply of materials across the Supply Chain.

Client Details

My client is a high-volume house builder located in West Derbyshire who are fast-becoming a major player within the region. They are a business that calls for fluidity and encourages their employees to be ambitious and creative with their processes and purchasing ideas.


The main responsibilities of the Senior Buyer - House Builder are to:

  • Undertake strategic sourcing activities utilising established business tools and templates
  • Support the development and communication of a sourcing strategy to shape purchasing decisions
  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Support the planning function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations
  • Monitor market trends and competitor strategies.
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
  • Track and review commodity movements and make recommendations as to how this could influence product design.
  • Develop and manage the contractual relationship with key suppliers to manage business risk
  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
  • In conjunction with technical design, become the category product expert to provide guidance and insight to the architectural design team.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues.


The successful Senior Buyer - House Builder will have to have had recent (within 3 years) with a house-building company.

Ideally this business will be from a large-volume house-builder and will have experience managing spends of £5m+

Travel may be required for this position with 50% of the supply base coming from the UK and 50% from Europe.

This business does not have an MRP or ERP system yet however are looking to implement SAP so having this may be advantageous.

In short, I am looking for a candidate who has the drive and ability to thrive in a function that is not comfortable and structured. Every day will be different and there will be unique challenges that you will not have experienced.

Job Offer

A competitive salary - Package of £60,000 per annum + Benefits


No Red-Tape

25 Days Holiday

Car Allowance

Parking On-Site in West Derbyshire

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