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Job Description

Building Careers UK are specialist in Construction & Property recruitment and currently looking to recruit a Buyer who has a Residential new build back ground for a permanent job in the North West area.

Building Careers UK are extremely busy at the moment and have a number of permanent jobs and opportunities in the North West. For more information on the above job please call us on 07860 273 464.

My client is a multinational house builder with sites all across the North West area and have position for a Buyer. This role is Permanent and is being advertised on behalf of Building Careers who specialise in Temporary and Permanent recruitment within the construction industry. I am a specialist within the Residential New Build and Construction sector.

As a key member within the organisation your job and role as a Buyer is vital to growth of the organisation.

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team - which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

Supporting the commercial success of a number of developments at any one time, your aim here is to minimise cost and maximise quality by scheduling and placing material and plant orders effectively. Working with Architects, Engineers, Technical and Construction teams, you'll check drawings and specifications, ensure compliance and monitor progress. So you'll possess a thorough technical knowledge of the construction industry and materials. Find out how we can build a future together.


* To schedule and place material and plant orders with Group National Suppliers where appropriate or general suppliers, optimising cost and quality. This to include material orders for the Customer Care Department.
* To attend internal pre-start meetings and Team Meetings as required by the Technical/Construction Departments.
* To check Architects/Engineers drawings for discrepancies and compliance with the required material specification. Thereafter resolving any queries with the relevant consultants/Technical Department.
* To produce material enquiries to suppliers for costing and production of schedules and assessing quotations and supplier's schedules to ensure they are correct.
* To produce material cost schedules and budgets with cost codes for new sites and as required, to review material cost codes to ensure budgets are not exceeded. Project and report material cost increases as they arise.
* To resolve invoice queries with the Accounts Department.
* Carry out material on site checks and produce report for own developments.
* Ensure correct specifications are being used.
* Attend site monthly to ensure there are no problems with supplies / materials.If you would like to keep up to date with up and coming construction news please follow

To apply for the position please email your CV to

To be considered for the above role, candidates must have previous experience in the required discipline. You must be able to provide two verbal references to be considered for this job.

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