Assistant Buyer

Assistant Buyer

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Trades & Labour

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  • Salary:

    £22k - 35k per year + plus benefits including pension, holidays

  • Contact:

    Sarah Strippel

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Assistant Buyer - Construction 

South West Contractor


£22000 - £35,000 + Benefits

Full-time Permanent

Build Recruitment South West are proud to be supporting a long term trusted client with the immediate request for a Buyer

Our client who has an impressive programme of works and client base is keen to talk to an assistant buyer who is looking to grow and develop their cost planning and local subcontractor knowledge. This award winning regional contractor is looking to appoint an assistant buyer and join an experienced team based in Devon. These are of great  importance so we are looking to talk to Assistant  Buyers who can bring some input and experience into the role. 

Our client are also open to the option of a trainee buyer.

About your new Role:

With sites across Cornwall and an extensive client base; covering commercial, and residential housing schemes this is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to join a forward -thinking team of like- minded professionals.

Your position will will be procure all the materials required for building projects and ensure they are provided on time and within allocated budgets. You will play a vital role, as you will ensure the profitability of business contracts, by purchasing the most cost-effective and appropriate materials for each job.

Requirments  / Qualifications:

  • Committed and highly motivated.
  • Relevant buying experience 
  • Good working knowledge of procurement for the house building or construction industry 
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, Word, Excel, Outlook etc 
  • Experience of managing and negotiating with multiple suppliers 
  • Experience of researching building materials 
  • A related construction qualification is desirable

If you think this role is for you, please apply or contact Sophie Leaney at Build Recruitment for further details.

We’ll take the time to understand your career history and motivations for a new role. We’ll also take references and may ask for proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

We work with a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector, and we will work with you to identify clients in which your skills, experience and personality will fit. Once we submit you for a role you will receive support and regular communication throughout the interview process. 

From there our commitment to you is all about being your career partner. We’ll identify suitable jobs, provide support, and career guidance and even provide regular salary benchmarking. 


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