Assistant Buyer (Salford)

Job Type



Assistant Buyer




£36.000 per annum

The Company

  • A market leader in the construction and housing sector in the North West, are actively looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer within the Manchester area due to an increase volume of work they have been awarded recently

The Role

  • Working as part of the Commercial function, purchasing all materials and plant for developments
  • Invoicing and co-ordinating site call offs and providing technical support to all departments
  • Sending out material enquiries to suppliers, analysing quotations and placing orders whilst meeting delivery deadlines and budgets
  • Developing relationships with existing suppliers, identifying new supplier/product opportunities and negotiating competitive terms
  • Communicating information around changes in materials, price movements, delivery lead times and supplier issues to relevant departments
  • Maintaining the purchasing process in line with company policies and procedures
  • Actioning invoice queries and resolving through to completion within specified timescales
  • Maintaining call off schedules in conjunction with Site Teams, monitoring quantities, damages and theft
  • Managing plant and small tool requests in line with QS packages whilst monitoring hire durations, costs and reporting information through trackers
  • Contributing to ongoing improvement of the business and department through new ideas and being able to implement change when required

Qualifications and experience

  • Level 4 NVQ or higher within a construction or procurement based qualification
  • Good level of construction product knowledge
  • Driving licence
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Methodical and conscientious
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritise workload
  • Deliver work to a high standard
  • Strong I.T skills
  • Effective communication skills

How to apply?

  • If you’re interested please call Emma Twigg on 07951 445 519 or apply online

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