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Working within the construction industry, this role is focused on assisting and supporting the procurement team in delivering a 1st class procurement function to all stakeholders.

Job Description:

  • Supporting the procurement team with daily purchasing of building materials as requisitioned by the site teams
  • Learn to negotiate market leading rates for general construction materials
  • Support and implement Supply Chain Strategies
  • Learn to identify opportunities to enhance value and reduce cost and effectively implements such opportunities
  • Support the tender bid team by obtaining, analysing and comparing tender returns
  • Maintain the company based Procurement System
  • Checking and approving of relevant invoices
  • Liaising with colleagues, suppliers & visitors effectively, handling any enquires
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and site teams

Person Profile:

  • Previous experience as a buyer in construction is essential to be considered
  • Educated to a minimum of GCSE or equivalent with passes in Maths and English
  • Maintain regular consistent professional attendance and punctuality
  • Must be self driven and highly motivated
  • Have a keen desire to learn and develop skills within the position
  • Able to get on with others and be a team-player
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Able to understand profit and loss calculations and basic percentages
  • Excellent face-to-face and telephone manner
  • Show a wiliness to negotiate and drive the best deals

Additional Information:

  • Based in Epsom
  • very competitive
  • Car Parking
  • 8am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays

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