Assistant Buyer - Peterborough - E4667

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Assistant Buyer
Salary up too £22k + 25 days holiday plus bank holidays + life insurance + tonnes of other benefits!
Are you looking for a company you can grow with? At Algeco we fill most vacancies from within – which means this could not only be your next job, but the one after that as well."


The role is needed to support our category managers and wider Algeco Procurement team in delivering effective procurement solutions to new customer tenders, major project delivery teams and the business as a whole.


Algeco is the leader in modular accommodation not only in the UK but around the world.We provide more buildings for hire than anyone else, including modular buildings for sale and rent, and off-site permanent buildings for sale for temporary, semi-permanent and permanent use.As part of the Modulaire Group we have 300,000 units available in 18 countries throughout Europe, including the UK. We’re also active in Australia, New Zealand and China.So, when you join us, you’re joining a team that’s already established, highly successful – and hungry for more.


  • Working alongside the category managers to support development of specific commodity strategies that support the overall business objectives of the company
  • Manage and develop your own categories to support the overall business objectives of the company through supplier selection, negotiating prices and establishing KPI’s/SLA’s
  • Supporting to ensure that all supply chain risks/opportunities are identified and assist in mitigated those risks/capitalizing on opportunities
  • Ensure appropriate supplier contracts, KPIs and SLAs are adhered to with key suppliers in your portfolio of categories and provide administrative support to the category managers in the same area
  • Assist the category managers with problem resolution during implementation and maintenance of commodity strategies
  • To be assigned projects, to support category manager commodity activity and development of the Purchasing function, following correct procedures and aligning to Supply Chain objectives
  • Assist sites with problem resolution on any supply chain related issues.
  • Adhere to the company’s quality procedures and principles at all times.
  • Ensure that all Procurement data on Business Central is correct and managed in a professional manner
  • To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.


  • Must have experience in a procurement / supply chain role.
  • Preferable to have experience in a construction / manufacturing / engineering environment.


At Algeco, we respect and value differences and are passionate about our people, our customers and the planet. We nurture an environment where all differences are valued, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. We are committed to building a culture that brings together the very best of our people and their unique skills, experiences, abilities and where they can flourish.
In joining the Algeco team, you will be able to apply and develop your skills and knowledge as part of a collaborative team that is helping to innovate and play a part in building a better future and creating value for our customers, our people, society and the planet.

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