Buyer – Residential

Newcastle upon Tyne

£35,000 - £40,000


BMC Recruitment are looking to recruit a Buyer or Assistant Buyer to work for a regional house builder based in the North East, you must have previous experience in this role.


Key Accountabilities

  • Provide scheme specific material budgets for site start budget process
  • Place bulk call off materials orders and adhoc purchase orders to meet the needs of the regional business
  • Resolve supplier issues to ensure the efficient delivery of materials to site
  • Support the implementation of strategic framework agreements
  • Produce accurate material take offs and schedules in accordance with regional development programme requirements
  • Maintain completion up to date database of material schedules and costs for all house types (standard/RSL/Bespoke). Feed into bible costs as required by regional commercial team
  • Procurement of materials and placing orders ensuring delivery to site in accordance with:
  • Standard company operating procedures
  • Standard conditions of purchase
  • Cost / profit improvement targets
  • Required quality and quantity
  • Programmed delivery dates
  • Actively contribute to enhancing regional profits
  • Track material cost fluctuations/price increases and highlight any adjustments to the regional commercial team
  • Keep detailed records and maintain a well-organized work schedule
  • Prepare and contribute to cost reports in order to maximize efficiencies within the business
  • Provide support to Accounts team to ensure prompt resolution of invoice queries / issues
  • Contribute to the development of improved purchasing processes and procedures
  • Participate and contribute to regular Supply Chain Team meetings and forums to communicate developments, share good practice and up skill our people
  • Build excellent supplier relations
  • Participate in establishing the business as an industry leader in Supply Chain Management
  • To take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work and adhere to the company Health, Safety and Sustainability standards.


  • (ONC / HNC). Have or working towards professional procurement qualification
  • Flexible and agile approach
  • Skilled in relationship building and stakeholder engagement
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, solutions focused approach
  • Prepared to work within a large geographical area
  • Excellent level of numeracy and skilled in verbal and written comms
  • High level of computer literacy in MS Office
  • Com Commercial acumen
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and specification
  • Ability to take-off materials and schedule


Personal Skills:

  • Communicates in a simple, clear, flexible and consistent way
  • Manages demand and prioritises resources effectively
  • Demonstrates good problem-solving capabilities and identifies solutions
  • Building Relationships
  • Works to constantly exceed customer expectations and deliver excellent customer service
  • Is motivated to ensure team delivers results on time, to standard and on budget

Sarmon Gaffney


Mobile: 07943 676 222


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