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Assistant Buyer
Title: Assistant Buyer
Category: Construction
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £20,000.00 - £26,000.00
Salary per: annum
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An excellent opportunity is available for an Assistant Buyer to join one of the region's specialist developers, who have an excellent pipeline of current and future developments across the UK.

Based from their Head Office in the Braintree area, you'll be reporting to the Procurement Manager and have existing exposure to the buying process and associated duties.

Key requirements of the role:

* Good commercial awareness

* Sending out enquiries to material suppliers

* Negotiating with suppliers to receive the best prices

* Placing orders with supply chain contacts

* Scheduling deliveries

* Providing support to the buying/procurement team

* Liaising with on-site and project teams regarding upcoming developments and requirements

* Keeping on top of any delays and lead times

* Deal with any invoice queries

* Build strong lasting relationships with suppliers

* Maintain accurate records

The ideal candidate:

* Have experience within buying/purchasing/procurement

* Knowledge within refurb/restoration/new build/developments would be desirable

* Competent using Microsoft Office programs

* Have good communication skills

* Strong negotiation skills
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