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Job Ref:  204808269
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Northampton
Post Code:  NN1
Salary:  £17000 - £23000/annum Package
19/10/2016 02:54
Trainee Buyer
The Company
How would you like to work for one of the largest and most respected residential new build housing companies in the UK?
They have a strong and extensive track record in new build housing and the financial stability and capability to deliver on a national scale.

The Role
The main purpose of this role is to support the Buying team in delivering a professional, efficient and effective plant, material and subcontractor purchasing function. As a key part of the procurement team the successful candidate will need to be a good communicator with a good work ethic and the desire to go the extra mile in order to get the job done.
The position will also offer plenty of scope for career progression with a clear cut training and development plan.
Duties, Skills & attributes

* Assist resolution of invoicing and accounting issues
* Raise and place material and plant orders in accordance with standard company operating procedures
* Provide general administrative support including photocopying, scanning and filing
* Maintaining / keep up to date price schedules and supplier data-bases
* Administer the collation of data for production of regular Key Performance Indicators
* Assist in collating data for timely submission of group rebate claims

* Must be reliable and versatile
* Self motivated / applies initiative
* Ability to set priorities and work to deadlines
* Good communicator
* Ability to cope with pressure
* Behaves ethically / acts with integrity
* Computer literate MS Office, Evision (advantageous)
* Knowledge of buying process and construction techniques and methods (advantageous)
* Knowledge of basic finance, invoicing and payment processes
* Works and fits in with team environment
* Potential for development - passion for developing career in construction procurement
* Excellent organizational and planning skills

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