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Buyer/Commercial Assistant - Hounslow

Job Title:  Buyer / Commercial Assistant

Location:  Hounslow

Contract:  Permanent

Hours:  Full Time

Hounslow Highways is the highways service provider working on behalf of the London Borough of Hounslow, responsible for maintaining the roads, pavements and street lighting across the borough, as well as providing a number of other key services including street cleansing, winter maintenance and enforcement


We now have a vacancy for a Buyer / Commercial Assistant to support the team


Key Tasks/Accountabilities



  • Place and track material & service orders for the division against received requisitions in accordance with DOA.
  • Obtain best possible prices / quality materials purchased prioritising Framework Providers & Local Purchasing Agreements
  • Maintain plant log, keep asset information up to date, monitor usage, damage & loss
  • Assist in sourcing new suppliers (services), contacting account holders for updated documents, and carrying out supplier reviews, produce T1K divisional spend report


  • Manage the Commercial mail box
  • Be the point of contact to receive & log all applications from SCP
  • Liaise with the Project Managers & finance team to agree monthly valuations, resolve system queries and feedback certificate to SCP
  • Follow payment process on DEMAT
  • Produce various reports using data from Kheops and other sources
  • Support the D&C Manager and other Mus in updating various contracts and schedule of rates
  • Carry out any reasonable task as requested by a member of management

Skills / Experience required 

  • GCSE in Maths & English
  • Basic accounting or commercial qualification would be desirable
  • Previous experience as a buyer for a Civil engineering company
  • Knowledge of SAP’s commercial modules
  • Good organisation skills, focused and good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills.
  • PC literate with an advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to work under pressure with good attention to detail

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please email to your CV quoting ref: 639.


Closing date 22 October 2018


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