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Purchasing and Logistics Assistant

  • Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
  • Location: South East England
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: 390117AMC

Job description

Role Overview

To assist in the day to day operations of the Procurement Department and support the Purchasing and Logistics team in delivering service excellence on the UK's largest Ground Engineering contract to date - High Speed 2 (HS2).

General Duties

  • To be able to adapt quickly and efficiently to programme requirements.
  • To assist with ensuring arrangements are in place to transport rigs and site

equipment to HS2 sites.

  • Appraisal of potential suppliers and expedite the quality assurance of them.
  • Running comparisons and negotiating on price ethically and appropriately.
  • Raising and managing orders.
  • To expedite scheduled deliveries by liaising with suppliers.
  • Tracking on-hire reports and collection of off-hired items.
  • Monitoring and recording supplier performance.

Additional duties

  • Providing service and support to contracts teams in meeting the needs of the


  • Provide support to Estimators with acquiring quotes, and offering supplier and material recommendations.
  • Actively interact within the team, and with all stakeholders in a professional manner.
  • Maintain a good relationship with Branches, Plant and Accounts departments.
  • Obtain quotes and negotiate prices for goods and services delivering value for money.

Required experience

  • Proven experience within a procurement or construction environment.
  • Some commercial awareness and organised by nature.
  • To be confident, and have excellent, assured communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Numerical accuracy and good oral communication is very important.
  • Can adapt and amend workload priorities in a regularly changing environment.
  • Excellent IT skills - Microsoft packages including Outlook, Excel, Word.

Desirable experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Previous experience using SAP.

About the Company

One of the leading Geotechnical Specialist Contractors worldwide, our clients techniques, used alone or combined, solve a wide range of challenges across the entire construction sector - from industrial, commercial and housing projects to infrastructure construction for dams, tunnels, transportation and water treatment.

Their knowledge of local markets and ground conditions means they are ideally placed to understand and respond to particular local engineering challenges.

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