Assistant Buyer - Leading Retail / Leisure Fit Out Contractor based in NW London

North West London
£25,000 - £35,000K + Package DOE
16 Oct 2017
13 Nov 2017
Job Type

SSA are recruiting on behalf of a West London based Joinery and Fit Out Contractor, and due to expansion they are looking to further strengthen their procurement team.

Our client is looking to recruit an Assistant level Buyer to help their nationwide projects continue to succeed with the highest degree of accuracy and efficiency. You will be responsible for purchasing across new build and refurbishment projects valued between £10k and £2m within the private, commercial and retail sectors.  Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Contact Suppliers for material quotations

  • Raise our system processed material and plant hire purchase orders

  • Liaise with Site Managers and Suppliers to confirm correct delivery dates

  • Assist Estimators and Quantity Surveyors with pricing queries

  • GRN and Off-Hire plant orders

  • Follow up outstanding plant hire items that have passed collection due dates

  • Keep detailed records and maintain a well organised work schedule

  • Liaise with Suppliers to resolve invoicing issues in regard to price/quantity

  • Form and maintain relationships with Local and National Suppliers

  • Propose new products and review old stock lines

The successful candidate must be a team player who has at least two years buying experience within the construction industry and extensive knowledge on computer based stock control / purchase order processing systems. Good knowledge of 'general day to day materials' will be beneficial (e.g. plaster, aggregates, timber, sheet materials, glass, plumbing), along with familiarity with Microsoft Office.

The successful candidate will have excellent relationship building and communication skills with a good telephone manner, as well as being accurate in their work with very good attention to detail. Organisation and planning skills are a must in this role to be able to meet the sometimes demanding deadlines the industry can provide.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join a well-established successful Fit Out Contractor, who are keen to recruit dedicated staff that they can develop and promote as the business continues to grow.

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