Redrow: Apprentice Buyer - Midlands - Redrow Homes Midlands

Apprentice Buyer - Midlands

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Redrow Homes Midlands
Midlands division – B77 5PX
Permanent
Competitive salary

Closing Date: 11/08/2022

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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Summary

  • To assist the Purchasing Department with administration duties at procurement stage, preparing enquiry packs and collating tender information.

  • Assist with measuring both drawings and completed works on site to compile and check material quantity schedule

  • To produce reports for monthly Valuation meetings using Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Redrow Commercial Systems

  • Assist with updating Regional Build Costs

  • To issue sales, customer service & variation orders to suppliers and to contact suppliers for prices and delivery information

  • Assist with the checking of invoice values queried by the Accounts Team

  • Placement on a Redrow site for a short period to learn the processes and different people involved in the construction of a Redrow development

  • Departmental filing, photocopying/scanning, issuing drawings electronically and collation of information on a regular basis.

  • Ensure familiarity with Redrow’s Group Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities.

  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.

  • Assist the Commercial Team in implementing new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of improving the department’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company.

What we are looking for

Essential

  • Keen to learn and develop within the construction industry

  • Willing to undertake an additional qualification alongside work

  • Flexible and has a ‘can do’ attitude

  • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at grade 4 or above (Grade C+) or an equivalent

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Computer literate

  • Ability to take on instructions

  • Able to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload

  • Able to work in both a teams as well as own initiative

 

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working within / knowledge of the construction sector

  • Good maths/quantitative skills

  • Driving license

What we can do for you

We’ve been building a proud reputation for beautiful high quality homes across England and Wales for over 40 years. Key to our success are the many talented people working in every department across the business who are committed to excellence. We encourage them all to grow and maximise their potential by working with like-minded people who share their vision and values.

At Redrow we are committed to continuously promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) throughout the business to build a culture that is inclusive to all, actively values difference and ensures everyone is treated fairly.

Supporting the physical, emotional and financial wellbeing of our people really matters and it’s something we take very seriously. The health and wellbeing of our employees and sub-contractors is embedded at the heart of our culture and as part of this, we offer a wide range of wellbeing programmes, initiatives and education to support our colleagues both in work and in their personal lives.

We promote a culture of development and believe in investing in each individual to help them fulfil their personal goals, excel in their current role and support their future career progression.

Application tips

It’s not just about the placements we offer; Redrow want the right people working for us. As we expect a lot of applications, we need our successful candidates to stand out from the rest. We like our people to be different – so what sets you apart? What can you offer us? Why do you want to work at Redrow?

 

Be clear and concise, and make sure that everything that goes into your application represents your qualities.

 

What next? Our recruitment and selection process is designed specifically to get the best from you and demonstrate your personal qualities. So be yourself, take initiative, get involved and enjoy it!

 

Good luck!

 

Redrow is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.