Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brackley
Quantity Surveying
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-29
Contact Name: Greg Cordell
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 days ago

Job Description

Assistant Buyer
£25,000-30,000 per annum plus package

Assistant Buyer required to join a leading groundworks contractors existing procurement teams.
As an assistant you will receive full training from the senior buyer, once training is completed you will progress into senior buyer at the company, based in Northampton.

Established over 30 years, and £50M turnover business, they provide groundworks to the housing and construction market.


Work closely with the Senior Buyer and Buyers, in negotiating fees and prices with suppliers to get best value
Assist in the preparation of accurate quantities and materials schedules
Using the appropriate tender documentation effectively and efficiently procure quotations, negotiate and place plant and material orders within required timescales including review of quotations for accuracy and correct interpretation of requirements
Provide cost-data feedback to Regional Estimating Department
Review invoice queries and liaise with concerned parties to resolve any issues in a timely manner
To support the Site Manager with co-ordination of material deliveries to enable construction work to proceed to agreed programmes and to assist and monitor the site control of materials
Attendance at monthly site meetings
Working with other disciplines to seek continuous product development and value engineering. Providing feedback to Technical Department regarding cost and buildability issues.
To review and forecast latest material and plant cost estimates monthly.
Attend cost review meetings

For further information contact Greg Cordell at Kenton Black 0330 055 2229.