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Graduate Buyer

Colden Common

9 days left to apply

Working alongside other Departments and the Group Procurement Team​​ to ensure the product is available for Taylor Wimpey Business Units (TW BU) orders in a timely manner, whilst keeping inventory levels within agreed limits. 

A buyer is responsible for sourcing and procuring construction materials and services at competitive prices while maintaining quality and adhering to project timelines. Key duties include developing procurement strategies, managing supplier relationships, negotiating contracts, controlling costs, ensuring quality standards, optimizing the supply chain, and maintaining compliance with regulations.

The buyer's role is critical in supporting efficient and cost-effective construction operations.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Taylor Wimpey Trainee Programme and train to become a qualified Buyer. This role is ideal for recent graduates who have earned their degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or a Planning-focused discipline and are eager to develop their professional experience.

Throughout your training, you will gain valuable experience in the following areas:

Tender Process

  • Successful drawing review and identifying missing information.
  • Understand the systems and efficiencies in management of revisions
  • Issue accurate all-inclusive tender packs
  • Obtain relevant drawings from Suppliers for Site/Technical

S.I.T Budgets

Liaise with QS to compile budget in readiness for board approval

Transfer excel SIT to BOQ

Order Placement

  • COINS Material/Plant/Subcontract Order Placement
  • Understand Framework Agreements, Service Level Agreements & Contractual performance.
  • Benchmarking Services and Products - Understanding Market value.
  • COINS Matrix creation


  • Querying invoice contents
  • Contra charging and issuing notices to withhold payments

Why Taylor Wimpey?

During the program, you'll be supported by our experienced team, who oversee multimillion-pound developments, and you'll be enrolled in training sessions to enhance your professional development. Our program allows you to advance your knowledge and skills at your own pace, with regular reviews to ensure you have the necessary tools and exposure. Additionally, we reward your progress with the opportunity for salary increases every six months! 

Ready to build a brighter future with Taylor Wimpey? Join us and unleash your potential as a Civil Engineer. Together, we can help you unlock your future.  

What you will need: 

  • A 2:1 Degree in a Built Environment or Construction Related Course 
  • A Driving License 
  • A Willingness to travel around your area 
  • Full indefinite UK working rights 

What you will receive: 

  • £28,400 - £30,400 starting salary with pay increases as you reach milestones throughout your training. 
  • Annual Bonus Scheme 
  • Full Benefits Package including private medical cover, retail discounts and much more! 
  • 26 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays  

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.

To all employment agencies

Taylor Wimpey (our/us/we) does not accept unsolicited candidate details, CVs, resumes, applications or any other speculative approaches (Resumes) from employment agencies, executive search firms, recruitment agencies and other staffing agencies unless that agency is specifically appointed by us via an executed service contract for a particular job opening. Please do not forward unsolicited Resumes in response to this advert to any of our employees or any of our regional business offices, including our head office, sales centres and sites. We are not liable for any fees related to unsolicited Resumes. Please refer to our employment agency statement here - Employment Agency Statement ‧ Taylor Wimpey

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