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We believe everyone is entitled to a good home they can afford, in a place they are proud to live. More than 100,000 people live in our homes.
If you want to experience work that’s truly rewarding, join us. Because when we achieve together, customers and communities thrive.
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The purpose of the Buyer is to ensure the regional developments are provided with building materials, hired and owned plant, equipment, welfare, PPE, sundries and consumables to enable the site teams to build to the correct specification and quality, in a timely and commercial manner to deliver results against budgets and ensure best value.
To work with Site Management and Quantity Surveyors to ensure all materials are delivered in an efficient and timely manner; seeking out opportunities to reduce “work in progress” and/or increase Margin through buying on all developments.
To provide support and ensure efficient and accurate management of the P2P (Purchase to Pay) system used within Orbit Homes (Microsoft D365) with respect to Purchase Ordering and invoice queries and to actively manage and resolve supplier and Homes queries in relation to invoice queries to ensure its efficient use in a Regional Role ensuring compliance with Group Standing Orders
This role is part of Orbit Homes where you'll help us to build 6,500 new affordable homes by 2025 in a sustainable way.
What you'll achieve
Analyse tender returns, negotiate best value and place purchase orders on the company system in accordance with the Procurement Delivery Plan.
Produce a material Procurement Delivery Plan for each development
Take responsibility for the Materials budget and prepare a monthly Buying Report to identify cost variances, ad-hoc orders, site loss, damage, materials on site and forecast the cost to complete for the Project QS to include within the monthly Valuation
Actively support and ensure efficient and accurate processing of the regional requirements of D365 in relation to Homes invoices and the efficient management of the Companies P2P System, ensuring payment of invoices are made within agreed payment terms and with necessary approval in line with Group Standing Orders and to monitor and resolve invoice queries and any problems within the system to facilitate payment within the agreed payment terms
To be a Regional liaison point between the various teams within Orbit Homes, Centralised Procurement, Accounts Payable, Finance and Suppliers
What you'll bring
Strong background and experience in housing/housebuilding procurement or relevant construction experience
Ability to measure and take off quantities and produce material schedules
Ability to read and interpret technical information and construction drawings
Experience of managing a materials budget and spend
Experience of negotiating group deals and rebates with manufacturers and suppliers
CIPS qualification or similar
Choosing us means being rewarded in every sense.
Here’s what you can expect to enjoy with us.
Car Allowance (job requirement only)
Group incentive bonus up to 15%
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Up to 8% matched Pension Contributions
Private Medical Insurance
A rewarding experience that works for you
We strive to create an inclusive experience with benefits and wellbeing programmes designed to help you, and your loved ones, to thrive. For a better work life balance, we offer flexible working opportunities for many roles.
A place to progress
From training programmes to professional qualifications, we provide opportunities to learn and develop at every stage of your career. Whether you’re a student, graduate or experienced professional we’ll support you to grow.
For leaders, our tailored development journeys are designed to stretch and strengthen your leadership skills. As well as practical training, we give you access to renowned business schools and experiential programmes for greater breadth and depth of learning.
A purpose to feel proud of
We’re proud to make a difference to people together. We’re values-driven with a commercial focus on performance - because the more profit we make, the more we can achieve for people.
What brings us together is a passionate belief in progress and people.
Read more about the values and purpose that drive us on our careers website.
How we hire
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We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check
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