Assistant Buyer

£20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
11 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Joshua Willerton
Job Function
Buyer / Specifier
Job position
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Buyer role with a Hampshire based high end new build company who have a strong reputation.

Your New Company

My client is a residential developer in Hampshire providing high quality homes for the Southern Counties. Its traditional ethos and high level of craftsmanship has built a strong reputation for this residential developer.

Your New Role

As a Buyer within the business you will be tasked with managing and coordinating the purchase of plant and materials. You will be reporting directly to the senior buyer and working within a strong team in the office. Your key responsibilities will involve:

  • Negotiating for the best possible terms for the provision of materials and plant.
  • Sourcing of new products and new and improved suppliers.
  • The constant maintenance and update of a register of material suppliers
  • Obtaining quotations and placing of orders to achieve the best possible value for the site within the parameters of budget specifications and programme.
  • To agree levels of specification rebate where specified and ensure that the appropriate system for claiming is in place.
  • To liaise with the Accounts Department to ensure correct invoicing and costing's.
  • To advise other departments of current prices and terms.
  • To set and monitor standards of performance and to address any issues of sub-standard supplier performances ensuring that the appropriate lessons are learnt and actions are taken to prevent a re-occurrence.

What you'll need to succeed

You will need as a minimum history within a builders merchant, and a strong work ethic and thirst for knowledge. Ideally you will have a HNC/HND in a construction relevant topic, and a thirst to progress in a strong residential development company.

What you'll get in return

In return you will receive a competitive basic up to £25,000 excellent training and career progression possibilities within a strong company with a great history. This is a great opportunity to join a strong team and learn and develop your career as a buyer.

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