Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join our team within Vistry North West Midlands, at our Wolverhampton office. As our Assistant Buyer, you will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Buyer/s to ensure specified materials are available on site to meet programmes and assist with the efficient running of the material purchasing function. This must be within full compliance of the Best Practice procedures and the Company’s Health, Safety & Environmental Policies.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • A good understanding or building regulations and legal obligations
  • A good knowledge of construction methods and materials
  • Strong mathematical and IT ability
  • Ability to assess and analyse information
  • Good business sense
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • Negotiating and networking skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Able to work under pressure, and accept criticism of work
  • Good team working skills
  • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it

Desirable –

  • HNC/ ONC or Degree in Construction
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, or working towards full membership, or,
  • Working towards being a chartered member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
  • Understanding of changes to regulations and legislation

More about the Assistant Buyer role…

  • Assist the Buyer/s to ensure materials are delivered to sites in line with site programmes and specification, and are purchased at competitive prices.
  • Produce site specific material schedules
  • Assist the Buyer/s in the collation of documentation and issuing of material tender enquires for new sites/phases.
  • Assist the Buyer/s in the assessment and comparison of material quotations.
  • Process new material orders.
  • Process site purchase orders for replacement materials and assist in production of monthly reports detailing expenditure.
  • Work with the Buyer to research new products.
  • Carry out the invoice checking procedure and where necessary negotiate credits.
  • Assist the commercial team in the management of aged debt.
  • Continually monitor material lead times, keeping build and site managers informed, instigate forward material allocation when necessary.
  • Assist with site call-offs.
  • Provide general assistance to the Commercial department as and when required
  • Assist the site teams in chasing deliveries, keeping build and site managers informed of any delays.
  • Provide support for Sub-Contract packages. Preparing tender information, chasing tender returns, raising low value orders and chasing the return of signed orders
  • Support the bid team in chasing tender returns & providing material check prices
  • Attend departmental meetings as required.
  • Deal with queries from site managers.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with colleagues in other departments.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do.

We’re proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We’re also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we’re making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: 3rd Floor,i10 Wolverhampton Interchange,Railway Drive, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LH

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