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Assistant Buyer

  • Location: Wakefield
  • Salary: £28k - 34k per year + Car package, bonus and pension
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Residential
  • Contact: Paul Wilkinson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 12 April 2024
  • Job Ref: 406542PWI

My client has a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join the team in their West Yorkshire office. My client is a top UK national housebuilder with a 5 star rating who work on a mixture of new build housing.

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 and 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.

Key responsibilities

  • 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

Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Operational understanding of COINs
  • Previous experience as an Assistant Buyer within Construction / Residential Housebuilding
  • A good understanding of purchasing processes
  • Strong organisation skills
  • The ability to organise and set priorities
  • 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

Salary and Package

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Company contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Sharesave scheme

This is a superb opportunity to join an established but growing business working with opportunity for career progression. For more information on this role please contact Paul Wilkinson on 07747441156 via email on