Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Buyer to join our team within the special projects division, at our office in Brentwood, Essex. As our Buyer you will be responsible for the procurement of materials and plant to the Company’s exact requirements, ensuring goods are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates within the available budget allowance.


We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • A proven background in a purchasing role
  • Ability to build productive stakeholder relationships
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deliver quality work on time, within budget
  • Commercially astute with a proven ability to manage costs
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as autonomously
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong numeric and analytical skills
  • Thorough, with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Able to work under pressure, and accept criticism of work
  • Good team working skills
  • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it


  • Working towards professional membership (CIPS or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of construction regulations and legislations
  • Knowledge of construction methods and materials
  • Experience of COINS desirable
  • Proficient in MS Office packages, experience using bid writing software is desirable

More about the Buyer role…

  • Ensure quality and performance of materials fall in line with acceptable standards.
  • Consolidate purchases of materials to achieve maximum economic benefit.
  • Encourage and develop wherever feasible, negotiated agreements with supplier and manufacturers.
  • Inform other departments of all relevant information regarding changes in materials, major price movements, delivery lead times and individual supply situations.
  • To purchase where appropriate in accordance with Group purchase deals
  • Identify and “take off” where necessary materials.
  • Send out enquiries for appropriate materials, collate and analyse quotations.
  • Place orders with suitable suppliers for specified materials.
  • Advise Surveyors costs for budgetary purposes.
  • In conjunction with the Site Manager, progress the delivery of supplies in order to comply with the site building programme.
  • Resolve any discrepancies that may arise between orders, goods received and invoices. Also make decision on this account and authorise payments.
  • Attend site meetings at key stages in order to review general progress on site and to decide on any future action necessary.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure whilst maintaining commercial awareness.
  • Establish, monitor and ensure payment of negotiated rebate agreements as allocated.
  • Study and analyse markets to make recommendations of possible specification changes which would represent savings without detracting from quality requirements.
  • Liaise with other departments and disciplines to establish or improve supplier and inter-department relations

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.



Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
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