Assistant Buyer



My client are one of the largest groundwork contractors in the South West. Their workforce exceeds 300. They work with many of the national and regional house developers. Their business prides itself on its proactive approach to providing a first class service and product.

Attributes we are looking for to fill this role include: -

  • Highly organised
  • Ability to prioritise tasks whilst under pressure in this usually fast paced environment
  • Good communication & negotiation skills
  • Positive outlook
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Persuasive
  • Attention to detail
  • Good understanding of MS, Excel & Outlook
  • Team Player

Your daily/week will look something like this.......

  • You will be assisting the Buyer to procure all materials for the best possible price, in accordance with the contract specification & delivered to comply with the site schedule
  • Analyse current supply chain price agreements & site order lists & obtain competitive prices where agreed prices are not available to enable orders to be placed
  • Compare suppliers quotes & analyse prices against tender allowances
  • Research product information & alternative products
  • Update site orders where necessary to avoid invoice queries
  • File and organise emails to ensure that historic information is available as required
  • Maintain stock lists and aim to use materials on other sites where cost effective to do so
  • Assist the accounts department to resolve & avoid invoice queries

Your working week will be Monday to Friday 08.00 - 17.00

If you are looking for a move into this industry and have some experience as a trainee buyer then press APPLY now

Duration: Permanent 

Salary: From £23000 to £23000 per Annum

Harbron Recruit Ltd is a family run construction industry recruitment agency based in the South West of England.

Harbron Recruit originally stemmed from a construction company that boasts 25 years of successfully working with the majority of major contractors across the South West.

Recognising the demand for quality construction personnel with the necessary skills and qualifications to carry out jobs quickly and safely gave birth to Harbron Recruit as a major supplier of construction trades to companies requiring temporary, permanent and contract workers on a range of assignments.

Now, as a well-established Recruitment Agency having traded successfully for 10 years within the specialist sector of construction it has enabled us to create long standing client relationships built on a foundation of trust, honesty and integrity.

Based in Devon we provide quality staff to our clients both locally and nationally.

Call 01626 241 333 now.

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