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Location: Leeds

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    Assistant Buyer

    White-Collar

    Assistant Buyer

    Location: Leeds

    Job Type: White-Collar

    Salary: £ Per

    Start date:

    Job ref:

    Contact: James Meek

    A leading specialist in the building envelope, in particular roofing/building, is looking for an HNC/Degree educated (within a construction-related field) Assistant Buyer to help within their head office to work alongside the MD.

    Job Details

    • Providing prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings.
    • Providing prices for and procuring construction plant and equipment for purchase and hire.
    • Identifying potential suppliers and new products.
    • Contacting a range of suppliers to obtain quotations and agree on delivery times.
    • Keeping detailed records and maintaining a well‐organised work schedule.
    • Procurement and placing of orders in accordance with procurement schedules and order requests.
    • Assessing the reliability of suppliers.
    • Dealing effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials.
    • Ensuring compliance with the safety, health and environment requirements of materials and services.
    • Providing advice to the project estimator on the predicted cost of individual items.
    • Liaising closely with the estimator at the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided.
    • Negotiating and agreeing on the most favourable terms possible with suppliers once a contract has been secured.

    Candidate must have

    • Good communication and organisational skills.
    • IT literate
    • Min HNC/Degree in a construction-related qualification (or previous buying experience)
    • Ideally some previous buying experience (although not essential)
    • Driving licence

    Personal Qualities

    As a buyer, you will need to have:

    • Negotiation skills
    • An aptitude for figures and the ability to manage a budget
    • An analytical mind
    • The ability to prioritise tasks and manage your time to meet deadlines
    • Able to build good relationships with all kinds of people
    • Persuasive
    • Willing to make decisions and take responsibility for them
    • Well organised, self‐reliant, and motivated

    To apply, click ‘Apply Now’ below to upload your CV and include any and all relevant information.

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