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Buyer (Construction Materials)

Buyer (Construction Materials)

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Forest Row
Rydon Homes
East Sussex
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Rydon is a successful construction, development, maintenance, investment and management group operating throughout England, predominantly in London and the southern counties.


Rydon Homes is a well-established development company specialising in the creation of high-quality homes across the south east of England, particularly in Kent, Sussex and Hampshire.

Job Purpose

Rydon Homes is now seeking a Buyer to join our head office based commercial team in Forest Row, East Sussex. This newly created role is an essential part of our commercial team and is designed to provide additional assistance as we continue to grow. Our Buyers play an important role and take responsibility for scheduling and purchasing construction materials in order that we can complete the development of our luxury new build housing schemes on time and to budget. 


Working with our project managers, quantity surveyors and estimators, the successful candidate will take responsibility for: 

- Scheduling and Purchasing materials on our current contracts.

- Financial cost control of material purchases

- Financial reporting

- Review and consider alternative products to enhance the aesthetics, environmental credentials and/or cost of materials used

- Develop outstanding supplier relationships


This is a key role that will join a team with industry leading relationships with our preferred suppliers. The successful candidate will contribute by ensuring that our customers are able to move into their new home on time, and that materials procured meet Rydon's stringent quality standards. You will also help maximise the profitability of each job through ensuring excellent value for money (this is not always about the 'cheapest price' but about which organisation will deliver a product of the quality Rydon expects). 

Experience Required

The ideal candidate will have previous experience gained as a Buyer, working for either a residential developer or main/principal contractor. The preferred candidate will demonstrate experience of materials buying and scheduling. You will have strong attention to detail, good communication/relationship management skills and have a passion for maintaining and driving company standards. Strong Excel skills would also be a distinct advantage. 


This is an exciting and newly created position within our growing Homes development commercial team and offers excellent opportunity for further training and development as Rydon continues to grow. If you have the above experience we strongly encourage you to apply. 

Additional Information

As a well established, progressive company we are committed to attracting and retaining individuals by offering an excellent benefits package that includes a wide range of core and voluntary benefits.


Rydon is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in employment. Successful candidates will be selected solely on their ability to carry out the duties of the post.  


To apply online, please use the 'apply for this job link' at the top of this page.


Our application process is very straight forward allowing you to apply with a CV (from your Computer or Dropbox), LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ and should take no more than a few short minutes. 


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