Assistant Buyer

We are looking for an Assistant Buyer ASAP for a seven month contract in Worsley paying £25000 per annum pro-rata, which has the potential to go much longer.

Working as the successful Assistant Buyer you will be accountable for supporting the end to end scouring of commodities, materials and subcontractors through placing orders for contract delivery programmes, providing administration support to the Head of Procurement, Senior Buyers and Buyers. You will be accountable for sourcing commodities and placing orders to support the delivery of the contract programme of works.

The role will also involve:

*Provide cover for Buyer during periods of absence

*Supporting the sourcing of one-off items for special items not part of frameworks

*Building and maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders

*Identifying key trends or opportunities for cost reduction

*Seek involvement to advise business on Procurement related activity and best practice

*Raising requisitions on behalf of the business

*Acting as a point of contact for Procurement within the Gas & Water business, to provide support, resolve queries and offer advice

*Ensuring internal spend compliance

*Sourcing suppliers and obtaining quotations

*Carrying out supplier meetings as and when required

It would be an advantage if you possess a Degree or alternative higher education qualification and have previous experience in a buying function, as would having a desire to study towards CIPS. You will be a strong team player, have experience within a Procurement department and be highly results orientated with a proven track record of exceeding targets.

The company we are supplying this Assistant Buyer to is a leading international infrastructure group that create infrastructure, support communities and enable growth. Working as the successful Assistant Buyer, you will have the opportunity to progress your career with a leading Blue Chip company.

If the above sounds like you, please call Rebecca at GPW Recruitment ore press apply now!