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Junior Buyer / Material Controller


Reporting to the Operations Manager the Junior Buyer / Materials Controller will help to plan and co-ordinate the purchasing of materials, products, and services for the factory and site. They will work closely with the management team.

  • Communicate with people outside the organisation, representing the organisation to customers, the public, suppliers, and other external sources
  • You will be responsible for chasing purchase orders for the factory and sites
  • You will monitor the stock levels and replenish in line with agreed minimum stock levels
  • Assist with stock control and the coordination of activities of those involved in storing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.
  • Monitor supplier performance and report findings to management.
  • General administrative duties including filing of purchasing paperwork and delivery notes.
  • Get involved in understanding the job specifications and requirements so that less reliance on others
  • Arrange plant hire and skip negotiations.
  • Assist in the continual review of supplier performance in line with our ISO9001:2015 and build offsite accreditations
  • Arrange for disposal of surplus materials
  • Other ad hoc administrative duties as necessary
  • Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance and adherence to Health and Safety procedures.


Previous purchasing experience within a construction or manufacturing environment would be beneficial.  In-house training will be provided.