West Yorkshire
£20k - £35k

Assistant / Buyer

Ref: 456| Posted: 11th Dec 2023

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WANTED - Assistant Buyer or Buyer Considered  – Building – Construction – Leeds / West Yorkshire + REMOTE WORK  

Opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building main contractors, with a very stable and fast growing forward order book.

Wealth of upcoming work on stable long term public sector project frameworks.
Ideal opportunity for stable work and good work / life balance.



You will be responsible for assisting in the effective procurement of materials and services in support of business unit requirements to ensure short and long-term value through implementation of sourcing strategies to achieve business objectives and/or the lowest total cost of ownership. 

Job Duties:

  • Raising purchase orders for plant and materials using an electronic ERP platform (Coins - previous knowledge not essential), utilising preferred supplier agreements whenever possible
  • Management and execution of order requisitions received from sites
  • Dealing with and resolving invoice queries
  • Liaison with project teams on day-to-day matters
  • Obtaining product technical and performance data as and when required
  • Assisting with tender submissions to include obtaining tender quotes and undertaking quote analysis
  • Identify and deliver added value when opportunities arise
  • Liaising with the procurement and wider functions to promote new opportunities and innovation
  • Assist other members of the procurement team as and when required
  • Compliance to all company processes and procedures
  • Carry out all reasonable instructions as requested by management, particularly with regard to improving KPI performance


To be considered for this Assistant / Buyer role you must meet the following criteria:

*Previous work in a  Buyer, Supply Chain, Procurement or Purchasing role.
 *Previous main contractor or construction indsutry related employment 

*Proficient IT skills including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, and comfortable with numerical reasoning.

*Ideally experience of COINS within a major contractor environment

*Engaging communicator demonstrating influencing skills and an ability to adapt approaches to differing audiences

*Excellent attention to detail and accuracy



The successful Buyer will receive:

  • £20k - £35k Basic
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • 3 additional long service days achieved after 3, 7 and 10 years
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance 
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and parental leave
  • 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Employee Assistance Programme – including financial advice and guidance.
  • Professional membership fees
  • Perks at Work Employee discount scheme offering discounts on a range of categories such as electronics, home appliances, food & groceries, car buying, travel, fitness and more
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
    • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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