Construction Materials Buyer / Scheduler

Construction Materials Buyer / Scheduler

Groundworks Division

Rose Builders are expanding their internal groundworks team in response to continued growth across their residential and commercial build portfolio. They are keen to onboard an experienced estimator or buyer with an establish construction purchasing background. This team has consistently delivered as part of the wider housing team winning many regional and national accolades in recognition of the pride taken in doing a great job. This role is a great opportunity to maintain and develop the continued success of this versatile department.

The Role

The core responsibilities are to calculate and prepare accurate quantities and material schedules from plans and architect scheme drawings, competitively sourcing and  co-ordinating the purchase and supply of materials to site for new build projects in Essex and Suffolk to maintain the build programme.

  • Reporting to the Groundworks Manager, you will manage pricing and trading agreements and quotations, ensuring our team deliver materials on time, meeting tight project build deadlines;
  • As the buying lead for the Groundworks team, you will provide feedback and guidance on cost and delivery dates to the construction team;
  • Negotiate with suppliers and build strong robust, long term relationships;
  • Produce, understand and maintain procurement schedules, raising Purchase Orders as and where required;
  • Support the site teams by ensuring materials are provided to the specification and programme for the project and contingencies in place where over runs occur;
  • Preparing budgets & report monthly on costs, overruns, & predicted increases;
  • Proactive with suppliers, subcontractors on price increases, material availability, etc to eliminate delays;

Your Experience and Skills

  • You will be an experienced estimator or buyer with strong groundwork specific construction experience;
  • 6+ years experience as an estimator or buyer from a general contracting or housing background
  • Knowledge of groundwork construction suppliers;
  • Excellent, communication, relationship building and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent budget control and cost analysis skills;
  • Someone who thrives working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent time management skills, working to tight deadlines;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and IT skills;
  • Relevant construction qualification (desirable)

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter by post or email.

To: Careers, Rose Builders, Riverside House, Riverside Avenue East, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1US

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