Trainee Buyer/Buying Assistant/Administrator

South Wales & South West

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Lovell Partnerships Limited
Vacancy title
Trainee Buyer/Buying Assistant/Administrator
Contract type
Full time or part time - permanent
South Wales & South West

The South Wales and South West region are looking for a Trainee Buyer/Buying assistant/administrator to join our Procurement teams to assist in carrying out the day-to-day duties of the department.

Long established in affordable housing, Lovell's construction business has evolved in recent years to provide a truly national construction solution. Lovell is the nation's complete housing specialist and we're dedicated to delivering excellence in everything we do.

The successful candidate will be joining an existing team of passionate and dedicated Buyers working together in this exciting and growing business unit which is experiencing significant growth through long term secured work, offering opportunities for continued development and progression for the right candidate.


The successful candidate will report directly to the RPM. They will be expected to assist in carrying out a range of Procurement duties, including day to day purchasing and associated administration duties.

The position will involve working within a busy Procurement department supporting our teams on new build residential development schemes.

The candidate will ideally have some work experience, but a construction background is not essential. A passion and willingness to learn, think and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines is essential.

Previous experience with COINS software would be advantageous.

Opportunity to undertake a relevant/suitable qualification - part time (day release) course to work towards a degree/ professional qualification e.g., construction/ commercial - QS/ CIPS.  


Ideally you will have some work experience and be educated with a min 4 GCSE grade A-C.

Excellent communication skills are critical to this role and the candidate must be able to adapt within a vibrant team that exists. The role will involve liaison with internal customers, clients, and the supply chain. The successful candidate will have;

  • Good numeracy and it skills.
  • Be able to work under pressure to deadlines. Be enthusiastic and pro active
  • Be an excellent communicator.
  • Be willing to learn and adapt to the varying demands of the role

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