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Assistant Buyer | East London | Tier 1 Developer | £35k + P

Assistant Buyer | East London | Tier 1 Developer | £35k + P

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Assistant Buyer

East London

Tier 1 Residential Developer

Up to £35,000 + Package


A fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join a leading Tier 1 Residential Developer. As an Assistant Buyer you will be responsible for providing procurement support to the existing Buying team and will report to the Senior Buyer. The Assistant Buyer will be allocated to both project and office related duties.

This vacancy may suit an enthusiastic person with a keen interest in learning new tasks and systems. They will be working within a small team that is very busy and so communication and an ability to engage positively with those around them is essential.

More about the role…

  • Manage invoice queries for all sites working closely with the Project Buyers
  • Run reports on outstanding invoices
  • Cross reference supplier on-hire lists with site lists (Nationwide online)
  • Compile list of accounts ‘not used’ for Finance to streamline COINS
  • Raise orders for aftercare (at the instruction of the buyer)
  • Assist with legacy orders
  • Compile spreadsheets of quotes & material availability for tenders
  • Welfare & Stationery orders for all sites (weekly basis)
  • Run outstanding PO reports
  • Assist with raising training orders
  • Overhead orders – Stationery & PPE for new starters etc
  • Manage PPE cupboard stock
  • Marketing POs
  • Set up supplier form for COINS accounts
  • Complete account application forms
  • Aftercare plant hire spreadsheet
  • Update prices on supplier bulk uploads as per GTAs

Preferred attributes:

  • Behave in line with company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Operational understanding of COINs
  • 3 years’ experience as an assistant is ideal but not necessary
  • A good understanding of purchasing processes
  • Strong organisation skills
  • The ability to organise and set priorities
  • The ability to cope well under pressure
  • Good analytical skills
  • The ability to recognise future trends.
  • Excellent commercial awareness.
  • Communication skills.
  • Confidence and presentation skills.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • Strong team player, with the entrepreneurial ability to operate and excel in a changing on-site environment
  • Well-developed analytical and presentation / communication skills

Desirable –

  • Understanding of 4p (Viewpoint)
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£35,000 + Package

Ross Henderson

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