Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Reference: BBBH65980_1521556511
Contact Name: Becky Doherty
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 20, 2018 14:35

Job Description

Assistant Buyer

I am working on behalf of a well-established award winning main contractor who is seeking an Assistant Buyer to work in Cambridge.
The company is a tier one contractor and has a strong reputation as a great employer. They have an exciting portfolio of projects including Commercial, Education, MOD, Health, Fire Stations and multi frameworks up to £200 million in value.
They are the market leader in the UK in the private and public sector and develop complex and challenging buildings across the country.
Working within the buying team you will be part of an energetic and self-motivated environment.

Assistant Buyer Responsibilities:

  • Support Senior Buyer in procurement of Services.
  • Maximise profitability and minimise risk.
  • Collate issue, receive and review tenders and return quotations.
  • Understand drawings, specifications and techniques.
  • Chair scope and review meetings with supply chain and project operations/commercial team.
  • Identify and resolve deficiencies in project documentation / information such as drawings and specifications.
  • Identify items of financial / contractual implications and respond appropriately.
  • Act as Champion in preferred relationships.
  • Detailed knowledge of COINS.
  • Support the purchasing strategy.
  • Provide technical advice and support.
  • Ensure regular communications and development of supplier relationships.

Assistant Buyer Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven experience of procurement practices and processes on construction projects.
  • Good level of education, ideally working towards the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (or equivalent).
  • Computer skills (Microsoft packages).
  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills.
  • Able to work to demanding deadlines.
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card

Assistant Buyer Remuneration:

Salary: £30,000-£35,000 (open to discussion based on experience) plus package
Location: Cambridge

Assistant Buyer Application Process:

If you would like more information on the Quantity Surveyor/ Senior Quantity Surveyor position or any other vacancy please call Becky Doherty on 0121 7900 888 or email your current CV through to; where it will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 48 hours if your CV is shortlisted for this position.

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