226351 Requisition #

Job Title: Assistant Buyer 
Location: Rushden, Northamptonshire. Hybrid working available, min 1 – 2 days per week in the office
Business Area: Kier Group Services
Contract: Full-Time, Permanent, able to consider part-time

We’re currently recruiting for an Assistant Buyer to join our Group procurement team to provide a high-quality procurement service across our business. 

Kier Group has long believed that we all have the potential to shape our world – and leave a legacy. So, bring your talent and ambition to our team and you’ll be given the scope and opportunity to achieve just that - investing in your own future, building your expertise, and contributing to a diverse culture that’s helping shape the world of tomorrow. 

Key Responsibilities

In this Assistant Buyer role, you will

  • Manage ticket requests from the business in line with SLAs
  • Raise purchase orders for projects and ensure urgent orders are approved within a timely manner
  • Provide appropriate benchmarking high value requisitions and supporting the wider Kier operating units with pricing requests

What we are looking for

  • Organised and proactive with a customer focused approach
  • Excellent administration skills with an ability to adapt in a demanding environment
  • Previous experience working in a busy high-volume environment
  • Able to work under your own initiative
  • Experience within a Procurement industry is desirable 


If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at InclusiveRecruitment@kier.co.uk to discuss and arrange these.

We’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

  • New and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance, and more
  • Employee Share Plans
  • Peppy free healthcare app giving you access to clinicians and experts on fertility, pregnancy and baby, menopause, and men’s health
  • Additional two days’ leave to take part in volunteering activities of your choice


And so much more! You can read the full details of all our benefits on our website.

Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives. You can see more about our D&I action plan here.

Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check (applicants with criminal convictions will be treated on a case-by-case basis. We do not discriminate based on an applicant’s criminal record or the details of any offences disclosed to us). Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.


Closing Date: 25 February 2023

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.




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