Trainee/Assistant Buyer

7th January 2022

Founded in 1978, Clark Contracts Ltd is a privately owned main contractor with five operating divisions; Construction, Fit Out, Small Works, Maintenance and Manufactured Joinery. We employ over 210 people with offices in the East and West of Scotland.
An excellent opportunity has arisen within Clark Contracts for a Trainee/Assistant Buyer. This role will begin doing a Modern Apprenticeship in a relevant field of study.
Role & Responsibilities
Working within the existing buying team servicing the various divisions of the company
Purchasing of site materials, the hiring of plant and the sourcing of agency labour at competitive commercial rates
Working with the Estimating and Surveying Departments to advise on budgets and expenditure on contracts
Sourcing accommodation and arranging travel as and when required 
Assisting to provide monthly reports against budgets on contracts ranging from £50K to £10M
Continually striving for opportunities to maximise margins and to improve the buying process
Fully embrace the companies Customers 1st campaign to continually improve the way we deal with our Customers
The Candidate
Must have an interest in the Construction and Buying sector’s
Must be IT literate and competent in Microsoft packages. 
Must be proactive and self-motivated
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. 
Must have excellent communication skills
This is a full time, permanent position and it will be based at our head office in Paisley. 


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