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Senior Buyer - Bedford

  • Location South East
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £60,000 - £70,000 + Car Allowance £8500 + 10% Bonus
  • Ref 12634

Senior Buyer Job in Bedford

Senior Buyer Job in Bedfordshire for one of the UK’s largest independently owned, regional house builders joining their busy commercial team in their Eastern region. The role offers a competitive basic of up to £70,000 + Car Allowance £8500 + 10% Bonus.

They are a housebuilder that has a solid reputation as a professional development partner in the regeneration of communities, providing energy-efficient, sustainable homes across The Midlands and The South-East. Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will be managing the procurement of all materials within the region, ensuring the best competitive rates, within budget and delivered to the build programme/s.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain effective supply sources
  • Prepare accurate quantities and materials schedules
  • Issue out enquiries and analyse quotations
  • Place orders for material and plant for the housing developments using COINS and Excel
  • Maintain purchasing information system, including house type changes and price increases
  • Work closely with the commercial team to prepare the working budget
  • Review invoice queries and resolve/respond in a timely manner
  • Liaise with Site Management to coordinate material deliveries to enable construction work to proceed to agreed programmes
  • Monitor, report and address material losses/damage/stock on site to reduce excess expenditure
  • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety requirements
  • Attend site meetings to report on current procurement status
  • Set up new sites on the buying system
  • Negotiate prices for new and existing materials
  • Resolve any design issues with working drawings by liaising with the Technical Department and
  • Manage accurate plant hire reports including the company’s own plant

Required Skills & Experience

  • Experienced buyer from a house building background (residential new build main contractor background will also be considered)
  • Experience using COINS is essential
  • understanding of working drawings
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • UK Driving Licence and own car
  • Commutable distance from Bedford

What you get back

  • Salary of £60,000 – £70,000 + 10% Bonus
  • Additional Car Allowance £8500
  • 26 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension


If you meet the criteria above, send us your CV and portfolio. We receive a large number of applications so if you do not hear back within 7 days consider your application unsuccessful this time. We will keep a copy of your details on file for future vacancies.

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Senior Buyer Job in Bedford – Your Property Recruitment Specialists (Recruiter: Kelly Armour Job Ref: 12634)

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