Housing and New Build

Materials Buyer - Regeneration Contractor


Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

24 October, 2016


Materials Buyer - Regeneration Contractor – Hertfordshire

I am currently working in partnership with an industry leading social housing contractor / developer (new build) who are expanding aggressively across all regional offices but in particular throughout their London region. They are currently building over £600M worth of regeneration projects within the M25 with each project possessing exciting and complex elements - this being so they are seeking a strong Materials Buyer who can procure materials for large housing schemes.

This role is to be responsible for a 1,500 unit multiphase, regeneration project valued at over £260M – the demolition of a 1000 units has already taken place with the first phase of 300 units looking to complete in the summer of 2017.  This project is expected to run for a further 10 years providing a solid level of job security!

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Buyer, the Materials Buyer will be based out of the Hertfordshire office in a very hands on; "nuts and bolts" position; providing an excellent opportunity tobe involved in the full process from start to finish.

  • Procuring brickwork, carpentry and sanitary materials
  • Hiring plant eg. cabins, forklifts, fencing, cranes etc
  • Compiling monthly reports on budgeting control on all materials
  • Resolving supplier disputes
  • Attending monthly meetings on site, reporting on procurement processes
  • Support the estimating team with pre-tender quotations and resolve material specification issues

The successful applicant

You should have a strong background in residential development working for either a main contractor or residential developer. In terms of project experience, you should be able to demonstrate that they have started and completed projects and should have a good level of experience on Reinforced Concrete Frame buildings, with Metsec facades, Brickwork and Concrete basements.

If you feel like the above is within your capabilities or you would like to know more about the role please apply below to find out more, or alternatively for a confidential discussion send me an email to tom.skevington@venture-hr.com or add me on Linkedin.




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