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Assistant Buyer

Job Type:

Full time




Job Description:

Ferns Group are a family run business with over 25 years’ experience as an established Utilities and Reinstatement company, specialising in Telecoms Civils, and tailored reinstatement services.

Our Mission is “to be the preferred choice in our field by adding value to our business partners without compromise to quality, safety or the environment.”​

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join our small and friendly Buying team based at our picturesque Head Office location outside Maidstone, Kent.

Day to day duties:

· Raising Purchase Orders for materials and services accurately & efficiently for several companies within the group

· Compiling data

· Expediting deliveries to ensure continuity of supply

· Liaising with suppliers

· Building good working relationships with internal stakeholders as well as Key Suppliers

· Promoting & abiding by best procurement practices

· Raising & amending material lines, prices & suppliers on our system

We require the following qualities:

· Good communication skills both verbally & written

· Fast thinking and adaptable individual

· Strong problem solving skills

· Good working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and Outlook

· Hardworking, tenacious, dedicated, proactive individual

· Desire to advance personal development within procurement

Additional Requirements:

Full, clean UK Driving Licence and use of own transport due to the location of Head Office

Ferns Surfacing is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Construction Procurement or Construction Materials Supply: 1 year (preferred)

Ferns Group are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and committed to treating all our employees and job applicants equally. We embrace equal opportunities, including working with the prison service, and are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

All applicants must have rights to work in the UK and be willing to undertake the relevant pre-employment screening checks should your application be successful.