Materials Buyer - 12 Month FTC

South Coast

My client are looking for a Buyer, who will ensure the specified materials are provided on sites to meet programmes, specifications and estimates.

This role is for a brilliant Housing Association who value their staff and offer a brilliant base salary, benefits and flexible working hours. With sites in Hove and Ashford and offices in Horsham and Central London, you must be able to drive/travel.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Ability to write clear and concise reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Experience of working within a residential house builder as a materials buyer
  • Proven experience of procurement practices and processes on construction projects.
  • Experience maybe gained from a similar position or promotion
  • A good understanding or building regulations and legal obligations
  • A good knowledge or construction methods and materials
  • Effective planning and organisational skills
  • A sound understanding of contract management, and contract law.
  • High standard of literacy and numeracy.
  • Able to produce, analyse and present complex information/numerical and qualitative data.
  • Strong IT literacy; Able to effectively use IT systems, devices and software and learn new software packages - (Microsoft packages)
  • Ability to manage demanding workload to meet deadlines.
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Ability to assess and analyse information
  • Good business sense
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • Negotiating and networking skills

Salary: £35,000

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