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Assistant Buyer / Watford / £25,000 - £35,000

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: North London / Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £25,000 - £35,000

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Job description

We are working with one of the UK's leading house builders, who are looking to recruit an ambitious and aspiring Assistant Buyer that shares it aims to be the number one house builder in the UK. Covering the North London and Hertfordshire area the business have the resources available to offer you the training and support you'll need to develop your career at a pace.


As the Assistant Buyer you will be assisting the commercial and construction teams with all of the procurement functions. Working in the operations department, you and the team will be responsible for ensuring that the materials required for structures projects are provided to schedule and according to projected budgets. You will have a vital part to play in helping ensure the profitability of contracts, ensuring that the most cost-effective and appropriate materials are purchased. It is a great opportunity for you to learn and develop you procurement skills with a leading name in the industry.


You will support the Estimator and where relevant (following appropriate training) undertake on your own the following:


·         Liaise with Project Manager/Site Manager on deadlines, project progress and project priorities.

·         Programme inspections with fabricators and suppliers

·         Contracting a range of suppliers and sub-contractors to obtain quotations and agree delivery times.

·         Keep detailed records and maintain a well organised work schedule.

·         Assess the reliability of sub-contractors and suppliers through the company supplier evaluation process.

·         Deal effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials.

·         Ensure compliance with the safety, health and environment requirements of materials and services.

·         Produce advice to the team on the predicted cost of individual items.

·         Liaising closely with senior management at the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided.