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Senior Buyer

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Slough, Berkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £55,000 - £60,000

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Job description

I am seeking an experienced Senior Buyer to join an established privately owned regional house builder and their team in Slough. As the companies lead Buyer you will be assisting the commercial and construction teams with all the procurement functions as they deliver housing projects in the area.

It is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn and develop your procurement skills with a leading name in the industry and a business that has low staff turnover. The house builder is very much much design led delivering small to medium sized housing schemes in the region and due to continued success they are now keen to strengthen the buying function of the business.

Salary in the region of £55,000 - £60,000 plus package.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide primary purchasing support for various housing construction projects, including all building materials, plant, site sundry items, signage, PPE etc. as well as various ad-hoc purchases for client’s extras, head office, customer care and sales.
  • Place all orders for materials and plant for various housing construction projects, against an agreed time scale
  • Monitor all orders against a tender budget and assist the site QS in the preparation of the working budget
  • Place all ad-hoc purchases, for construction sites or head office as required
  • Schedule various materials from working drawings
  • Issues tender packages to suppliers to price and schedule various materials
  • Attend pre-development meetings and provide feedback on working drawings, any supply issues and dates for order key stages
  • Provides customer service to internal and external customers by expediting purchasing processes; ensures positive rapport with customers through effective communication
  • Monitors and resolve invoice queries in a timely manner, to maintain payment to terms, where practical

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must have experience within house building. 
  • Good IT usage preferably COINS experience or similar system

  • Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


TDM Recruitment Group is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

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