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Procurement Quantity Surveyor

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Job Title Location Salary Date Posted Closing Date
Procurement Quantity Surveyor Chorley Competitive February 2018

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Story Homes is an award-winning property developer with more than 35 schemes in Cumbria, North West and North East England and southern Scotland. The company was founded in 1987 by Fred Story as Story Construction, which later de-merged to become Story Homes and our sister company Story Contracting. Its head office is based in Carlisle with regional offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Chorley. Renowned for building high specification homes of excellent quality, Story Homes is committed to sustainability and contributing to the communities in which it builds. Story Homes prides itself on delivering exemplary customer service and has achieved a five star Home Builders Federation (HBF) Customer Satisfaction Rating for four consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017).

The company has been consistently recognised in the prestigious UK Property Awards since 2011. In 2017, Story Homes won three awards in the ‘Best Residential Development’ category, with Strawberry Grange in Cockermouth, Oakland Park in Morpeth, and D’Urton Manor in Preston all receiving accolades. Story Homes was also named Housebuilder of the Year at the Insider North West Property Awards 2017.

The company directly employs more than 500 staff, and plans to recruit an additional 50 by the end of 2018. It also operates successful apprentice and graduate schemes, aimed at bringing young talent into the industry.

This year (2017/18) Story Homes hopes to build more than 1000 homes. In 2012/13 the developer built 151 homes, 240 homes in 2013/14, 410 homes in 2014/15 and 565 homes in 2015/16. In 2016/17, Story Homes built more than 800 new homes across its three key regions.

We now have an excellent opportunity for a Procurement QS to join our Commercial team working across Cheshire and Lancashire. You will have the opportunity to contribute to growing the business, protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company and driving through efficiencies and standardisation. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the continued growth and development of our business as part in a fast moving business with excellent career prospects.

The role is based at our Regional Office in Chorley. The successful candidate will be a key member of the team procuring subcontractors prior to for any new sites prior to commencement. Key responsibilities include agreeing tender lists with our Production Team,  preparing and issuing comprehensive tender packages to our supply chain, analysing the tender returns to ensure they are on a like for like basis, making recommendation for the appointment of subcontractors for each trade which meet our requirements. Establishing strong working relationships across a number of departments including technical, sales, production and our supply chain is key and challenging proposed solutions and quotations to maximise profitability as well as comprehensive robust appointments which are in line with our requirements.

At Story Homes, our people mirror the quality of our product and therefore a passion for excellence and a desire to make a real contribution are vital. We invest in and develop our people as we believe quality people ensure the quality of our Homes. In return for the passion and drive you bring to our organisation, you will receive a competitive salary, an annual market leading bonus, pension, fully expensed company car or car allowance, health care and local discount benefits



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