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Posted 22 January by Reed Procurement & Supply Chain Featured
Our client is one of the largest residential developers in the UK, who are passionate about the house building industry, and take pride in providing great opportunities to grow a career in a variety of environments. 

Offering 26 days holiday along with numerous benefits from Holiday Purchase schemes, Early Finish Friday, Company Pension, Health cover, Life insurance, Bonus and more...

The main responsibility for this role will be to negotiate and procure all materials and labour, whilst adhering to a strict budget. Other responsibilities also include:

. Liaise with the Sales, Design and Planning Departments. 
. Advise on cost and availability of materials and products and produce specifications.
. Liaise with Production Management. 
. Prepare material schedules from house type drawings.
. Liaise with site management on any later amendments and revisions.
. Ensure all specifications and programmes are complied with and that quality is not compromised.
. Negotiate and place orders for hiring any plant e.g. forklifts, dumpers etc. and maintain a plant register where appropriate.
. Monitor invoicing procedures
. Resolve any issues in conjunction with the Finance Department.
. Work with all suppliers to negotiate best deals where appropriate.
. Work with other departments to improve cost effectiveness.
. Monitor material quality and the performance of suppliers in conjunction with site based staff.
. Provide feedback to suppliers.
. Provide feedback to subcontractors.
. Ensure aware of continuing product development in light of changes in legislation i.e. building regulations etc.
. Attend pre-tender, pre start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required. 
. Undertake regular site visits.

The right individual will:

. Be aware of Building Regulations, NHBC and Health and Safety requirements.
. Have experience in the procurement and purchase of materials.
. IT skilled. A good working knowledge and experience of Management Information Systems such as COINS, or similar, and of web portal based document storage and tender issue systems, such as doc hosting, or similar
. Negotiation skills
. Business acumen

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34291341

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