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What you'll be doing?
The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.
With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers – has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.
Reporting to the Commercial Manager or Commercial Director, to support them in fulfilling his/her responsibilities, contributing to the overall success of the business through the provision of efficient and effective administrative support.
You will be expected to:
Work closely with the Commercial Director/Commercial Manager to ensure that relevant administrative tasks are dealt with efficiently
Perform general departmental administration tasks as and when required to meet the needs of the department
Manage and maintain relevant filing systems and databases
Liaise with internal and external customers/contacts to ensure a smooth flow of information and work between the department, Head Office and other internal/external departments and contacts
Monitor costs incurred by the department
Ensure effective and efficient processing of documents through Company systems, working within set time frames
Provide other appropriate ad hoc duties, and administrative support within the Division, as and when required
What you'll need?
To be successful in the role, we are looking for:
Experience of working in an administration/secretarial role
Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency with MS Office programs and a good standard of written English
Ability to generate professional correspondence unaided
Self-discipline, with demonstrably good time management skills and the ability to manage a number of priorities
Ability to multi-task, and work efficiently and accurately under pressure
Team players who are supportive of colleagues
Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with internal and external customers
Excellent telephone skills
Our Company and Benefits
We've been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That's more than any other major housebuilder. It's because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:
Competitive Bonus Scheme
Private Medical Insurance – Single Cover
26 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 29 days)
Choice of Flexible Benefits
Enhanced Family Friendly Policies