Senior Buyer

Eastleigh, Hampshire
£59,000 - £65,000 per annum (plus comprehensive benefits)
07 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Why work with us?

It’s an exciting time to join our organisation. In November 2019, Radian Group and Yarlington Housing Group announced a new partnership which now sees us serve 79,000 customers across the south from Devon to Windsor.

Our new organisation has a portfolio of over 38,000 homes, supported by over 1,350 colleagues. Together, we’re committed to investing in local communities to make them stronger whilst helping to provide homes to those that really need them. We recognise the importance of continuing to develop our products and services to meet the changing needs of our customers and empower our colleagues to support customers in realising their aspirations.

We’re looking to recruit people who share our passion in making a difference to the lives of our customers and our local communities. In return we will invest in you to help develop your career in a great environment that offers flexibility, collaboration and excellent rewards and benefits.

We live by a set of shared values that underpin our open and honest working culture but also demonstrates our commitment to our customers, our stakeholders and our colleagues.

So if we’re what you’re looking for, start your next chapter with us…  

Your new role

We’re passionate about building high-quality, sustainable and affordable homes to tackle the housing crisis and creating an environment within our communities that allows our customers to thrive.  To ensure we deliver on our ambitious plan of delivering 250 units per year over the next five years, we’re looking for a Senior Buyer to play a key role within our Construction Management team.

You will form successful, long-term supplier relationships, securing high quality products and materials whilst delivering on value for money.  A key part of this role will be negotiating with suppliers to agree competitive arrangements that are delivered on-time and remain cost effective.

An eye for detail will be essential as you will review performance management data, addressing any concerns, introducing new suppliers when necessary to ensure continuous improvement across the supply chain.

A strong background in the construction sector and knowledge of market trends will be essential as will the ability to build long-lasting, successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. 

This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the success of our ambitious delivery goals and work with a team as dedicated and results-oriented as you are.

What we offer

•    28 days annual leave per annum and pro rata, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell additional leave
•    Flexible working arrangements
•    In-house development and talent management initiatives, including study support
•    Discounts and cash back on online and high street retailers
•    Enhanced maternity/paternity leave for those who qualify
•    Staff recognition schemes

How to apply

To apply, please click on the link below.

Interviews to be held via Microsoft Teams.