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Senior Buyer

Application Reference Number: 0094
Function: Commercial
Location: Leatherhead, Surrey
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 23/10/2020
Job Purpose: Responsible for procurement of construction materials and plant for regional sites. Ensuring that quality materials are obtained in a timely fashion and achieving best value.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • Produce commercial monitors to co-ordinate and monitor the department's progress and ensure deadlines are met. Update these monitors on a regular basis to ensure all phases of procurement are actively monitored and controlled.
  • Detailed knowledge and involvement on the large/more complex material orders and be actively involved with other project team members in the preparation and agreement of the contents of the tender package.
  • Contribute to budget preparation for new sites/phases.
  • Agree tender lists with the Procurement Manager
  • Compare supplier bids and product pricing and analyse against budgets.
  • Prepare directly procured material orders and report on procured order values in comparison to budgets.
  • Contribute to the management of rebate deals, Annual Price Agreements, administer group rebate deals and ensure rebates are claimed as necessary.
  • Resource new product and material suppliers, building relationships and partnerships for the benefit of quality of product and in pursuit of customer excellence
  • Source alternative materials in order to enhance the quality of the company's developments whilst maintaining cost effectiveness.
  • Day to day support for all procurement staff including supervision, support, guidance, prioritisation and monitoring of work.
  • Liaise with Customer Care department, providing just in time service to supply replacement products and materials to site, post completion 


  • Ability to work on own initiative and generate solutions.
  • Highly IT literate, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel  

Person Specification:

  • Enthusiastic approach with the ability to work both on own initiative and within a committed team
  • Confident and adaptable
  • Flexible
  • Team player
  • Hard working
  • Well presented  

Please note our standard working hours are 8.30am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 

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