Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warwick
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-01-14 00:00:00
Reference: 475105629
Contact Name: Emma Hunt
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 15, 2019 16:04

Job Description

Junior Buyer
£25,000 - £28,000

Key part of the supply chain function where you will assist in day to day purchasing activity managing this through the MRP systems and having direct liaison with technical engineering / manufacturing teams and external suppliers to expedite orders and ensure agreed supplier service KPI's. Assist with minimizing costs of purchased goods, screen suppliers for quality and track orders from initiation to usage, bringing new ideas to business or innovative ways of approaching old problems.

Procure a range of materials, components and services.
- Supplier monitoring and development.
- Inventory and stock control.
- Invoice reconciliation.
- Cost control and reduction.

Use computer systems to ensure efficient stock procurement, in line with business requirements whilst ensuring material shortages do not impact productivity advising on lead times to relevant departments

Produce management information as requested by the line manager

Develop and maintain proactive supplier relationships

Progress chase orders to ensure timely deliveries and liaise with other departments to ensure that product supplies are affecting manufacture, the use of tracking orders and expediting parts etc.

Placing orders against MRP recommendations & Non Production requisitions

Review acknowledgements

Generate and send order reports

Generate performance reports / KPI's

Assist Buyers with enquiries / sourcing products

Maintain system files to ensure knowledge sharing is obtained

Liaise with Stores / Goods Inwards to manage Third Party Vendor stock movements

Review Safety Stock and adjust levels when necessary

Assist with JD Edwards systems Implementation where applicable

Adhoc duties as required within purchasing.

Strong communication skills able to engage and provide good purchasing service to internal stakeholders and expedite with suppliers

Polite and effective telephone manager / negotiating skills

Excellent written, verbal, analytical, communication and inter-personal skills

Ability to set supplier delivery supplier delivery performance and maintaining effective stock levels

Strong, confident outgoing personality

Attention to detail, accuracy and diligence achieved

Excellent time management and organization skills

Willingness to learn new systems and products and implement new processes, procedures and procurement techniques

Excellent I.T skills including Microsoft software (Excel)

Awareness and aptitude to learn company's product range to be able to converse with suppliers with confidence.


Understanding of MRP / ERP systems

Experience of working and conversing with different departments and senior management

Experience of sourcing supply of manufacturing goods and all types of materials, steel products, steel plates, tubes, fittings, flanges etc, including all types of consumables used in welding and general shop floor requirements.