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  • Apprentice Buyer

  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Apprenticeships
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £competitive plus benefits
  • Hours of work: Monday To Friday
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 15-Jan-2021
  • Job reference: 29627

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Job Description

Relish the challenge of driving sales and putting customers and our branches at the heart of everything you do? Do you demonstrate winning behaviours? If so, then now is a great time to join the UK’s biggest Builders Merchant. We have a fantastic opportunity for someone keen to learn and grow as an Assistant Buyer within our Commercial team based in Northampton.

At Travis Perkins, our mission is simply to be the best builders merchant in town. We operate in an ever-changing and highly competitive market and have over 200 year’s heritage behind us, and we continue to grow and adapt in order to win.

What you’ll do

Reporting into a Category Manager, you will support the delivery of the category and customer proposition, fully supported by your line manager. Centred around our customer strategy, you will help to find and work with the best suppliers and build and maintain fantastic relationships with our branches, providing them with the service that they need to win.  

Is this you?

You may currently already work for us within a branch or wider team throughout the business, and be looking for the opportunity to step into a new role and develop your skills. We’ll need you to demonstrate negotiation and influencing skills along with having a strong commercial mind and an instinct for a deal. You’ll be working closely with our suppliers, branches and sales teams, so we’ll need you to utilise your great communication skills and ability to get the best job done. Most importantly, we’re looking for someone to show passion and ambition to ensure we are supporting our branches to brilliantly service our customers.

Life at Travis Perkins is a fast paced environment and can be pressurised at times; however, if having an active role in a challenging business and being part of a dynamic team is what drives and motivates you then we would love to hear from you.

And….if you don’t have all the experience required we can put you through an apprenticeship to support you!

What’s in it for you?

You’ll be supported by some of the best training and development in the industry. Our impressive internal succession programme means, whatever it is you do with us, you will have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop across the Travis Perkins Group. We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that grows as you grow with the company:

- Competitive performance related bonus
- Save-as-you-earn scheme
- Buy-as-you-earn scheme
- Contributory pension scheme
-  Colleague discount across a variety of Group businesses including; 20% off at Toolstation and 30% off at Tile Giant, plus special discounts across our Trade Merchanting businesses

A bit about us

As the largest distributor of building materials in the UK, Travis Perkins has been helping to build Britain for over 200 years.
With over 26 businesses, 28,000 colleagues and more than 2,000 branches, stores and sites around the UK we believe we have the best people and the best places to work. Everyone works hard together to deliver results, but most importantly, have some fun along the way! 

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