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Assistant Buyer

  • £20,000 - £30,000
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • St Albans

About the Company:

Our client is a successful mid-sized main contractor that carries out new build, fit out and refurbishment project from £1m up to £10m.  Their areas of operation includes London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex & Cambridge.  They work on buildings varying from churches and film studios to schools and sports halls and private residences.  Most of their work comes from repeat business and referrals with whom they have built close relationships. Staff progression and development is important to the company. Recent successful tendering has led to a strong order book through 2022 which has led the need to selectively recruit for key commercial and operational roles within the business.


About the Role:

The company is looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer to their commercial team. The role will be based at our clients head office in Hertfordshire. You will be responsible for Assisting purchasing materials, site set up welfare across new build industrial based projects. Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Chasing quotations and providing comparisons
  • Negotiating with suppliers & sub-contractors to achieve the best prices in compliance with deadlines.
  • Seek alternative prices as and when required.
  • Assist with value engineering/ provide cost breakdowns as requested by clients.
  • Maintaining and expand the materials and supplier database.
  • Assist with raising purchase ledger orders.
  • Keep detailed records and maintain a well organised work schedule.
  • Carry out any reasonable request of a similar nature as directed by the Senior Buyer.


About the Benefits/Rewards:

The Salary will be dependent on your level and experience. The company offers excellent opportunities and offers a basic salary between £20,000 – £30,000.



Experienced in buying is a must, ideally within main contracting or an associated construction field. This role would suit a candidate making their first career move or a served Assistant looking to move from a sub-contractor.