Trainee Buyer

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent, Immediate Start

Salary: Competitive

Location: Portishead, Somerset (Outside Bristol with some UK travel)

License: Drivers License (Essential)

The Company

We are a diverse engineering company with experience in a wide range of differing applications. We are a fast-growing company offering excellent career and progression opportunities to ambitious candidates. We operate in the civil, quarrying, waste, plant hire, material handling, manufacturing and sales disciplines. The civil engineering division is building a core of key clients targeting repeat business and key to this is the correct people to represent Duo to our clients. Our ethos is “Two working as One” and key to this is delivering for our clients on site.

The Role:

You will be involved in all aspects of the procurement process.  You will be responsible for purchasing materials packages on time and within budget, for a variety of civil engineering and earth works projects valued up to £20million.


Reporting to Procurement Manager you will be responsible for the following:

  • Checking requisitions to ensure accuracy
  • Reviewing budgets
  • Processing orders
  • Ensuring procurement schedule is up to date
  • Liaising with site management regarding order requirements
  • Building relationships with suppliers
  • Assisting with tender pricing


Full training and support will be provided, and all would be completed in line with the company Health and Safety Policy and Quality Procedures

Qualifications and/or Experience Required:

You will have a keen interest in the construction industry and be passionate about developing a career within Procurement. You will also have:

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Highly developed analytical and numerical skills
  • Strong planning, organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work independently in a pressurised environment
  • Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience of databases
  • Ability to work on own initiative unsupervised
  • Computer literate and conversant in the use of software packages such as Microsoft outlook, Excel and Word

If this role sounds like your ideal job we’d love to hear from you; salary is dependent upon experience so please send your CV  to