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Assistant Buyer

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Kettering, Northampton
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

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Job description

I am seeking an aspiring Assistant Buyer to join a leading national house builder and their team in Kettering. As one of the companies Buyers you will be assisting the Senior Buyer and construction teams with all the procurement functions as they deliver large scale housing projects in the Northamptonshire region.

It is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn and develop your procurement skills with a leading name in the industry and a business that has low staff turnover. This house builder has enjoyed much success in recent years and is now keen  to build their pipeline and strengthen the buying function of the business.

Salary in the region of £25,000 - £30,000 plus comprehensive package.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To help provide primary purchasing support for various housing construction projects, including all building materials
  • Place orders for materials and plant for various housing construction projects, against an agreed time scale
  • Monitor all orders against a tender budget and assist the site QS in the preparation of the working budget
  • Place ad-hoc purchases, for construction sites or head office as required
  • Schedule various materials from working drawings
  • Issues tender packages to suppliers to price and schedule various materials
  • Attend pre-development meetings and provide feedback on working drawings, any supply issues and dates for order key stages
  • Provides customer service to internal and external customers by expediting purchasing processes; ensures positive rapport with customers through effective communication
  • Monitors and resolve invoice queries in a timely manner, to maintain payment to terms, where practical

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must have 1 - 2 years buying experience within house building or construction 
  • Good IT usage

  • Sound understanding of building materials 

TDM Recruitment Group is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

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