Assistant Buyer

Vacancy Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Castleford, West Yorkshire
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
REF: J914347_1654865315
Contact Name: Molly Hills
Contact Email:
Vacancy Published: 20 days ago

Vacancy Description

Assistant Buyer

£25k-£30k (perm)


My client are a national residential building contractor, and due to an increase in workload they are looking to increase their team at their Castleford office with an Assistant Buyer. The Assistant Buyer will be working on new build housing projects.

This role is available as a either contract or permanent, with the chance for the right candidate on a temporary basis to go temp-to-perm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Placement of Subcontract/Material orders in accordance with specification budget and programme constraints
  • Liaise with Group Supply Chain and other suppliers promoting best interest of the business
  • Production of procurement schedules and buying reports
  • Obtaining data regarding sustainability reports and carrying out value engineering exercises
  • Any other reasonable buying related tasks as directed by line manager or referred to in the Buying procedures

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of procurement within the housing/construction sector is essential
  • A sound construction, technical and manufactures product knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to be assertive.
  • The successful candidate will be a team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills, a good eye for details and the confidence to deal with all levels of the Business.
  • It is essential to have a high standard of mathematical ability as well as a good commercial acumen.
  • A qualification in Construction would be desirable for this role, though not essential.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on / 07790827676

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