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Senior Buyer - House Builder

Job Description

Summary:

An opportunity for an ambitious Senior Buyer to join a well-respected Developer in Wigan who are building out 400 units a year.

The Role:

Working as a Senior Buyer you will be involved in a wide variety of Affordable Home projects. The duties will involve:

* Manage the purchase of materials including raising orders for sites directly whilst managing the team to raise orders for other sites
* Communicates with Director of Commercial and gains approval for purchasing contracts with new vendors or on new supplies
* Continuously comparison supply chain and negotiates to make sure the company gets the best possible prices on needed supplies
* Oversees supply chain management
* Communicates with suppliers and to make sure supplies get where they need to be when they need to be, even when a deadline is tight
* Maintains a network of professional contacts in order to discover new opportunities for good deals on orders
* Forecasts demand for certain products and makes orders accordingly
* Attends monthly cost meetings to discuss and explain cost movements
* Developing and implementing purchasing strategies
* Managing daily purchasing activities, supervising staff, and allocating tasks
* Managing supplier relations and negotiating contracts, prices, timelines, etc
* Maintaining the supplier database, material supply rates, and related documentation
* Ensuring that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications
* Preparing cost estimates and managing budgets
* Working to improve purchasing systems and processes
* Training new employees in the purchasing process and how to use the purchasing system
* Communicate with supplier's / site teams on a daily basis through phone, face to face & email
* Determining the best sourcing route for products from the most cost effective and quality driven outlets

Remuneration:

Competitive salary and package.

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