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Senior Buyer

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £50,000 - £60,000

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Job description

I am seeking a Senior Buyer to join a leading national house builder and their team in Milton Keynes. As the companies Senior Buyer you will be assisting the commercial and construction teams with all the procurement functions as they deliver housing projects in Bucks and the Northern Home Counties. You will be an experienced Buyer looking for a step up or a Senior Buyer looking for a new challenge.

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 a healthy pipeline of sites to deliver over the coming years. This house builder is very much much a leading name in the industry and they generally deliver 400-500 units a year in this region, due to continued success they are now keen to strengthen the buying function of the business.

Salary in the region of £50,000 - £60,000 plus comprehensive package including bonus, car allowance, pension and healthcare.

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:

  • Minimum 5 years buying experience
  • Previous buying experience for a house builder or contractor working on residential projects


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

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