Trainee Buyer

East Midlands
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Vacancy Type:
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
01 Aug 2019
Salary Details:
What you'll be doing?

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

Reporting to the Buying Manager, you will support the commercial success of the business, your aim here is to process orders when materials are required on site to construct our properties.

You will be expected to:

  • Process material orders
  • Schedule material deliveries to site when necessary
  • Produce of reports
  • Make telephone calls to/from suppliers
  • Deal with enquiries from sites regarding deliveries and orders
  • Assist with tender enquiries, tender analysis, schedule checking
  • Carry out occasional site visits
  • Assist other Buyers as required
What you'll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • General computer knowledge
  • High level of interpersonal skills and customer service
  • Ability to work within a team

Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder ten years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies

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