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Senior Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorBuilding, Construction
Salary£35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Benefitsplus competitive package
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 October 2018

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To work as part of a team to manage the day to day procurement process, controlling Purchasing Arrangements across high specification residential developments in North West England. With a number of projects having just started and other new developments to start in the near future this is a great opportunity to join a growing organisation.

Client Details

My client is one of the leading home builders in the UK, where they have forged an enviable reputation for delivering excellent customer service and have received many prestigious accolades over the years for the properties they have built and are looking for a Senior Buyer to join their talented team.


The Role

  • Send out enquiries for appropriate materials, collate and analyse quotations, place orders with suitable suppliers for specified materials ensuring goods are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates and within budget.
  • Ensure quality and performance of materials are in line with required standards.
  • Consolidate purchases of material to achieve maximum economic benefit.
  • Interview and appoint new/potential suppliers.
  • Study and analyse markets to make recommendations of possible specification changes which would represent savings without detracting from quality requirements.
  • Encourage and develop wherever feasible negotiated agreements with suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Ensure that Group buying deals are used. Arrange where possible to establish Group buying deals, in conjunction with the Purchasing Manager and Commercial Director.
  • Action invoices via the Purchasing computer information system.
  • Monitor damages, theft and maintenance on invoices.
  • Ensure compliance with the Group’s Health, Safety and Environment Policy within the functions.
  • Meet representatives for information on new product, price queries, delivery problems and general partnership building.


The Person

  • My client is looking for candidates who has held a similar level position previously
  • Construction experience & knowledge is essential
  • Comfortable in both Material & Subcontract procurement
  • CIPS or Degree educated
  • Can build strong relationships with key suppliers
  • Confident with both internal and external stakeholder engagement
  • Driven and passionate about procurement
  • Can audit and KPI suppliers accordingly
  • Keen to make an impact within the procurement function
  • Can work as part of a team or on own initiative
  • Can be flexible on location and able to visit site

Job Offer

My client is looking to offer a base salary of up to £50k plus a very competitive package for the ideal candidate

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