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Purchasing and Logistics Assistant

28 April 2021
Keller are recruiting for a Purchasing and Logistics Assistant to join the team in Ryton.

Job Title                

Purchasing & Logistics Assistant (Central Procurement)


Central – Procurement

Reports To

Purchasing & Logistics Manager – Keller Ltd


19 April 2021

Purpose of the Role

To assist in the day to day operations of the Central Procurement department.


Key Roles and Responsibilities



Support the Purchasing and Logistics team in delivering an excellent service.

To follow branch contracts programmes to ensure timely provision of specified equipment and supplies for Projects.

To be able to adapt quickly and efficiently to programme requirements.

To assist with ensuring arrangements are in place to transport rigs and site equipment to sites.

To appraise potential suppliers and expedite the quality assurance of them.

Ensure information held on Vendor database is up to date and expedite certification as required.

To run comparisons, and negotiate on price ethically and appropriately.

To raise and manage orders.

To expedite scheduled deliveries by liaising with suppliers.

To track on-hire reports and collection of off-hired items.

To monitor and record supplier performance.

To administer, expedite and arrange forward issue of PPE orders.

To monitor and manage shared email inboxes.

To support the Procurement & Logistics function as required.



Providing service and support to contracts teams in meeting the needs of the contracts.

Provide support to Estimators with acquiring quotes, and offering supplier and material recommendations.



Actively interact within the team, and with all stakeholders in a professional manner.

Maintain a good relationship with Branches, Plant and Accounts departments.

Work to actively promote “The Keller Way” – work with Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence and Sustainability.

Work to actively promote FREDIE – Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement.



Obtain quotes and negotiate prices for goods and services delivering value for money.

Support the provision of goods and services within budget on each project.

Check and manage invoices where appropriate whilst maintaining and adhering to internal procedures.


Experience/Skills/Qualifications/Personal Attributes



Either educated to A-level standard or have 2 years’ experience within a procurement or construction environment.

To have some commercial awareness and be organised by nature.

To be able to use own initiative.

To be confident, and have excellent, assured communication skills both verbally and written.

Have the ability to adapt and amend work load priorities in a regularly changing environment.

Excellent IT skills – Microsoft packages including Outlook, Excel, Word.  Training will be given on EVision (Purchasing software).



Previous experience in a construction purchasing environment or exposure to the construction industry.

Numerical accuracy and good oral communication is very important.

Educated to degree level or equivalent.


Personal Attributes

To be a natural team worker, have a positive and friendly attitude, well organised and efficient.

The ability to be self-sufficient with supervision as required.

To be willing to develop good negotiating skills.

Have the flexibility to adapt to changing demands of the role and to be able to carry out duties not part of the normal remit on occasions.

Be friendly and have good communication skills.

To have an ability to meet deadlines and use own initiative.

Have attention to detail.