redfish solutions ltd

Buyer – Residential Projects

West Midlands
£30,000 - £40,000+ Package
05 Mar 2013
02 Apr 2013
Job Type

We have a new opportunity for Buyer for Residential projects based in North of England 

Our client is a very successful, large main contractor which is based in North of England. They work across a number of sectors including education, social housing, leisure, healthcare and commercial. They have a very healthy order book and are on a continued growth curve which is the reason for the new vacancy. 

Main accountabilities: 

  • Under the direction of the Senior Buyer, specific responsibilities of the role include:
  • Materials and Plant
  • Maintaining the materials and plant ordering and logistic systems.
  • Produce material procurement schedules from tender and contract issue drawings.
  • Preparation/Issuing enquiries and placing orders for materials/plant requirements.
  • Analysis of quotations.
  • Entering orders and maintaining all key data on to the ‘COINS’ system.
  • Site set up order package – Ensuring all standard orders are set up at contract award.
  • Processing requisitions.
  • Registering and monitoring of Considerate Constructors Scheme and hazardous waste registrations.
  • Sourcing of new suppliers.
  • Assisting accounts with invoice matching and resolution of invoice queries.
  • Processing, monitoring and management of purchase card transactions including online updating.
  • Support surveying/procurement department with status of orders.
  • Purchase and hiring of plant and machinery.
  • Creating and maintaining of CSV call off orders.
  • Material specification advice.
  • Assist with development of standard Contractors Proposals for residential schemes.
  • Assisting bid managers with material package tender and analysis.
  • Supplier management.
  • Material take off and scheduling.
  • Liaison with client and in house design teams regarding design detailing and solutions.
  • Negotiating and implementing regional supply agreements.
  • Reducing the amount of “spot market” purchasing.
  • Correlating and monitoring of rebate claims.
  • Ensuring that material lead times are monitored and controlled.
  • Assisting in the preparation, implementation and management of the regions waste management strategy.
  • Reducing costs by standardising the materials specified and purchased.
  • Monitoring and maintaining plant on hire records.
  • Attending Project meetings as required including start up and close down.
  • Ensure procedures/authorisations are adhered to.
  • Explore streamlining opportunities in the Procurement process and procedures.
  • Benchmark material and plant costs.
  • Provide input to Board Reports.
  • Carry out Value Engineering analysis to establish optimum solutions for material and/or subcontract packages.

Essential Skills

  • Maintaining of site asset register.
  • General clerical functions both electronic and hard copy
  • Implementing standard office procedures.
  • Supporting customer care.
  • Market intelligence – gathering information and sharing with Head of Procurement and other key functions.
  • Proven technical knowhow and experience, with in-depth knowledge of residential construction methods and details.
  • Proven ability to deliver change and generate sustainable value.
  • Ability to engage with and influence key stakeholders.
  • Conscientious, thorough, “right first time” mentality.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Technical awareness.
  • Objective and lateral thinker.
  • Team player.
  • Technical qualification in Building.
  • Member of CIPS preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Code for Sustainable Homes.
  • Familiarity with current building regulations, legislation, site practices etc.

The successful Buyer will have a minimum of three years’ experience of working on Residential Projects. You will have recent and relevant UK experience and you must reside within a commutable distance of the North of England. 

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