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Assistant Buyer

  • Location:

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Building

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £22000 - £30000 per annum

  • Job ref:

    10434_1564648423

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-31

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Looking to work with a creative, busy main contractor that will help your career thrive! Work with a main contractor who is offering to invest in you and give you a chance to work on major build projects! You will be based in their very attractive and modern offices in the city centre with excellent transport links!

The opportunity:

You can evolve with this company as they are offering an exciting opportunity for someone looking to progress their career within procurement and develop themselves professionally to become a key member of the buying team. You will be working from their high spec modern offices in the heart of Birmingham and have the full support of the Senior Buyer who will be your mentor. It is a great environment to work in and if you are looking to take the next step in your career, they will offer support and direction.
The role:
*You will be proactive in developing and maintaining effective supplier relationships
*Order materials required for projects in accordance with established prices ensuring requirements for quality and lead times are met
*Undertake pricing negotiation with suppliers in accordance with buying procedures
*Have good understanding of market conditions
*Develop close working relationships with the wider team and assist with obtaining prices and supplier knowledge.
*Obtaining quotations from existing approved suppliers
*Source new or alternative products and liaise and negotiate with both new and existing suppliers when required

Experience/ Skills:

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of buying within the construction industry and will have good attention to detail.
Someone who is flexible and adaptable who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. Willingness to work flexibly to meet project deadlines.
Be able to demonstrate initiative, good at problem solving and prioritisation of workload.
Be a team player and can build strong relationships with supplies and fellow team members.


To the right candidate this construction firm are offering a competitive salary, a great working environment and a chance to work on projects that are changing the sky line in Birmingham.

To apply for the role of Assistant Buyer please contact the team today and submit your cv