Junior / Assistant BuyerExternals Contractor

Junior / Assistant Buyer - Externals Contractor - £20k to £30k - Hertfordshire. Fantastic opportunity for a Junior /  Assistant Buyer for a Curtain Walling / Rainscreen / Cladding Contractor based in Hertfordshire!

About the Client:

Well established exteriors contractor with a turnover of around £20M are looking for Junior / Assistant Buyer to enhance their current team. Project sizes vary but can be upwards of £8.5M. My client will look at all levels of experience, exposure to externals is advantageous however other disciplines will be considered.

About the Role:

  • Purchase materials to the Company’s exact requirements, ensuring goods are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates within the available budget allowance
  • Ensure quality and performance of materials fall in line with acceptable standards
  • Consolidate purchases of materials to achieve maximum economic benefit
  • Study and analyse markets to make recommendations of possible specification changes which would represent savings without detracting from quality requirements
  • Liaise with other departments and disciplines to establish or improve supplier and inter-department relations
  • Encourage and develop wherever feasible negotiated agreements with supplier and manufacturers
  • Inform other departments of all relevant information regarding changes in materials, major price movements, delivery lead times and individual supply situations
  • To purchase where appropriate in accordance with Group purchase deals
  • Identify and "take off" where necessary materials
  • Send out enquiries for appropriate materials, collate and analyse quotations
  • Place orders with suitable suppliers for specified materials
  • Advise Surveyors costs for budgetary purposes
  • Interview and appoint new/potential suppliers
  • Update and distribute site specifications

About the Candidate:

  • Minimum 1 years within a similar role  (Externals/Internals/Construction)
  • Must be able to work on their own initiative with a high level of self-motivation
  • Be able to demonstrate the appropriate level of experience and be commercially aware
  • Good communication and IT skills essential
  • Ideally have a previous experience as a Junior / Assistant Buyer in the Externals/Internals/Construction market

Points of Appeal:

  • Progression
  • Training
  • Established company
  • Low staff turnover


If you are interested in the above vacancy or wish to discuss any other opportunities please contact Grace Murphy on 0203 640 8989 or email g.murphy@humres.co.uk