Assistant Buyer

Location Castleford
Job-type Permanent
Salary £20000 - 30000 per year Benefits
Reference ABMV

Our New Build Housing specialist National Contractor Client is looking to appoint 2 Assistant/Trainee Buyers to support the existing team and progress the role as a career.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well known and well respected company at a rare entry level and although candidates already working as Assistant buyers are preferable, our client will consider those working within similar roles. Further training and on-going development will be provided as required and so we encourage those candidate who feel they have complimentary skills to also apply.

Relevant experience and special skills:

  • Organisation and ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Analysis of information and make best value recommendations under pressure.
  • Well-developed in digital presentation / communication skills.
  • Confident in communicating with internal staff and external suppliers using email and telephone.
  • Ability to operate in a changing and busy environment and work within business rules and guidlines.
  • Enjoy meeting new people and developing professional working relationships at all business levels.
  • An entrepreneurial, supportive team player and problem solver will succeed in this role.

Main duties

  • Assisting the Buyer in performing his daily duties
  • Forward planning and scheduling of materials and plant
  • Preparing invitations to tender
  • Sourcing and negotiating best value from existing and new suppliers
  • Ensuring capacity available from preferred supply partners and wider supply chain
  • Managing hired plant and purchased assets across multiple locations
  • Supporting the Aftercare department and organising replacement products
  • Resolving invoice queries with supply chain and Accounts
  • Reporting on all expenditure
  • Administrative work to support all the above
  • Education, training or qualifications
  • Good analytical and communication skills – GCSE Grade 5 or above in Maths & English
  • Operational understanding of Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Outlook

Ideally educated to a Level 3 Construction Design and Build Apprenticeship or similar qualification would be an advantage but not essential.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience or have transferable skills for the role, please forward your CV in the first instance to Martin A Baker –

Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation