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Subcontract / Material Buyer - House Builder

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Posted: 03/07/2019
Reference: 765241
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Coleshill, West Midlands, England (map)
Salary: £40000 - £40000
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Job description
An established National house builder with a good local reputation are looking to recruit for a Subcontract / Material Buyer to join their Partnerships West Midlands business working on numerous housing and retirement villages throughout the region.

The role:
Key Responsibilities:

Placement of Subcontract/Material orders in accordance with specification  budget and programme constraints
Liaise with Group Supply Chain and other suppliers promoting best interest of GTP
Production of procurement schedules and buying reports
Obtaining data regarding sustainability reports and carrying out value engineering exercises
Any other reasonable buying related tasks as directed by line manager or referred to in the Buying procedures


The Company: 
They are one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. 
For 100 years they have helped to shape the world around them and today are at the forefront of the construction industry.
With 4,700 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects.
A FTSE 250 listed UK business
Partnerships represents a fusion of contracting, housing and mixed-use regeneration expertise. 
They undertake design and build contracting, mixed tenure and speculative development, estate regeneration and property support services nationwide. 
They work in collaborative long-term arrangements with Registered Providers, Local Authorities and other stakeholders to build high quality housing and sustainable communities.


The Person: 
Experience and Qualifications:
Experience and knowledge of procurement within the housing/construction sector is essential
A sound construction, technical and manufactures product knowledge.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook.
Strong negotiation skills and the ability to be assertive.
Then successful candidate will be a team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills, a good eye for details and the confidence to deal with all levels of the Business.
It is essential to have a high standard of mathematical ability as well as a good commercial acumen.
A qualification in Construction would be desirable for this role, though not essential.

It is likely you will have previously worked as either a Buyer,Senior Buyer, Purchasing Manager or in a purchasing role in a similar house building environment. 
Experience in housing is desirable but not essential as construction companies and builders merchants will be considered also. 

If you feel that you have the correct skills for this role then please forward CV's to Adam Shaw on Email on the link provided
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I have over 15 years’ experience recruiting in the Housing and Construction sectors specialising in Technical and Management roles within the UK.  

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