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Assistant Buyer






£20,000 to £25,000 Per Annum





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The Company: 

We are working with a leading privately owned Building Contractor and Developer whose NW Regional Construction team would generally deliver projects across Care, Affordable Living, Education and Health sectors. 

The Role: 

They are now in a position to recruit an Assistant Buyer to their small Procurement team due to a good pipeline of projects due to start on site during 2021 and beyond.

This is a new role and you will be working with an experienced Buyer who will provide guidance and support. 

The role entails assisting with the procurement of materials and plant hire for their various projects. 

You will submit enquiries and place orders with approved suppliers ensuring orders are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates and within specified budget

Liaison with your sites keeping them informed about order dates and resolving any issues

Visit sites to verify materials and plant is present and discuss future requirements

Keeping track of the plant on hire and off hiring quickly to limit costs

Establishing good relationships with sites and your supply chain

Negotiating prices for material and plant

Ensure orders are of the quality requested

Chase up deliveries that are late

Make stakeholders aware of delivery lead times, price variations and scarcity

Process invoices

At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.


To be successful in this role you will need to have worked in Buying role for a Contractor or developer previously, they would also be interested in someone with a construction qualification looking for an entry level role with a really good willingness to learn.

You will be based in or be able to commute to North Wales daily.

You will have a good understanding of the construction process and construction product knowledge. 

You will be able to negotiate in a professional manner and will have good numeracy skills.

IT literate.

Good verbal and written communication skills.


The successful individual will receive a good salary and package that includes a wide variety of benefits.

You will be working with a forward thinking, award winning contractor regional business who take on varied schemes and can provide a challenging and supportive working environment.

They have an excellent reputation for the way they treat their staff.

You will be a member of a small regional team where your thoughts and ideas will be appreciated.