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Wed October 16 2019

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Buyer

Job Description

Job Introduction

Gleeson Homes are looking to recruit an experienced Buyer to support our continued growth by maximising profits through effective management of the supply chain in accordance with the commercial procedures.

Role Responsibility

  • Ensure that all materials are bought in line with budgetary requirements
  • Place all relevant orders in line with time parameters and programmes and in accordance with relevant drawings, specifications, site conditions, etc
  • Monitoring of material budgets in conjunction with the Quantity Surveyor
  • Attendance at start up meetings
  • Measuring the performance of suppliers with regard to cost, quality and delivery.  Considering all site comments in the process
  • Maximising bulk discounts of products and suppliers in co-ordination with other regions
  • Attending periodic meetings to discuss company and regional buying policy to improve on value for money, efficiency and site wastage
  • Update and amend new and existing schedules of the standard house type portfolio as queries arrive from site
  • Responsible for inputting data and budgets and monitoring costs as requested by the Line Manager
  • Notify all sites of changes in delivery lead in times
  • Assist the accounts department with all invoice and account queries
  • Review new products and suppliers on the market and their suitability for the company

The Ideal Candidate

  • Buying and procurement experience, ideally gained within a high volume housebuilding company
  • Good knowledge of market rates
  • Strong negotiating and communication skills
  • Scheduling and time management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Package Description

  • Generous holiday entitlement of 26 days per annum + bank holidays
  • Choice of company car or car allowance
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Holiday Buy Back Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme (with company and voluntary contribution)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme (upon successful completion of probationary period)
  • Healthshield membership (upon successful completion of probationary period)
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • The opportunity to join our Share Purchase Plan upon completion of a year working with Gleesons

About the Company

Gleeson Homes specialises in building low cost homes on brownfield sites across the North of England, transforming areas of derelict land into brand new communities of new homes which are priced to suit local people.

Gleeson Homes, building in excess of 1,000 houses per year is expanding in a rapid and controlled manner throughout the North of England and The Midlands.  We are currently opening Area Offices at the rate of one per year.

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