Trainee Buyer

18th October 2023

Founded in 1978, Clark Contracts Ltd is a privately owned main contractor with several operating divisions; Construction, Fit Out, Small Works, Retail, Housing, Maintenance and Manufactured Joinery. ​We employ over 220 people with offices in the East and West of Scotland.


An excellent opportunity has arisen within Clark Contracts for a Trainee/Assistant Buyer.


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. For more information or to apply please contact our Recruitment Team on


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