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Buying Administrator

Wakefield, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: Salary negotiable

Role overview

  • ID: #removed#
  • Entity: Vistry
  • Region: Vistry West Yorkshire
  • Department: Commercial
  • Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Job Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Date Posted: #removed#

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Buying Administrator to join our team within Vistry West Yorkshire, at our office in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. As our Buying Administrator you will be responsible for undertaking administrative assistance and duties for the buying team.  You will assist in the smooth running of the Buying Department, ensuring it operates accurately and efficiently. This must be within full compliance of the Best Practice procedures and the Company’s Health, Safety & Environmental Policies.

  • Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you...
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare
    • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
    • 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
    • English and Maths, to GCSE grade C or above
    • A background in working with a Commercial or Financial Team
    • Knowledge of administrative procedures
    • A high standard or IT literacy especially Excel
    • The ability to organize and store information
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Good team working skills
    • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • More about the Buying Administrator role...
    • Maintain site contact list for suppliers
    • Copying, binding & posting Sub-Contracts. Managing the Sub-Contract log and chasing of unreturned Sub-Contracts
    • Copying, binding & posting professional appointments
    • Supporting the procurement manager in maintaining the CQMS contractor database including preparing weekly report to senior management. Completing new Sub-Contractor set ups as required.
    • Requesting new account set ups for purchase ledger.
    • Supporting the procurement manager in carrying out KPI reports
    • Manage filing for existing projects and archiving of completed projects
    • Raising overhead orders
    • Ordering PPE for new starters
    • Raising agency labour orders
    • Attend departmental meetings as required
    • Liaise with office manager for overhead order requirements
    • Assist procurement manager with preparation of subcontract order paperwork
    • Ensuring procurement schedules are kept updated
    • Assist material buyers by processing low value orders
    • Support buying team with on-hold report
    • Assist procurement manager with pipeline schedule updates when required
    • Assist procurement manager chasing evidence to support recovery of rebates for compliance report
    • Assist social value and bid coordinator with consultant appointment admin (0.5 days per week)

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

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re 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. Join us in making Vistry.



Agile Working

Offers a flexible way of working.

Annual Leave

Enjoy 28 days’ holiday plus all UK Bank Holidays. There are options to carry leave forwards and buy up to 5 days.

Pension with Legal & General

Eligible employees are auto-enrolled. You contribute 4%, we contribute 6%. Salary Sacrifice and options to increase contributions available.

Volunteer Days

With 2 paid volunteer days a year, you can give back to communities and charities.

Why Vistry

Joining Vistry is just the start of building your perfect career. In return for your passion and skills, we invest in your future, providing all the support and training you need to thrive in your career and realise your potential. Our work is rewarding in itself, but we also offer a range of financial, lifestyle, health and wellbeing benefits, plus plenty of recognition incentives. We value you and everything you help us build as we make Vistry together.

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