Location
Staffordshire
Salary
Salary Upon Application
Date Posted
12 August
Closing Date
31 October
Term
Permanent

Description

The Role

We are looking for a bright and passionate Assistant Buyer to help coordinate the purchasing of products within an extremely vast product selection and across many varied suppliers. This is an exciting opportunity for a bright and ambitious individual wishing to make a real difference in a growing business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prompt and accurate placing of orders from requisitions and MRP output as well as aligning delivery dates to ongoing changes in customer schedules.
  • Regular progressing of outstanding orders to maintain prompt, on time deliveries.
  • Liaise with accounts and other departments to facilitate the prompt passing of invoices.
  • Produce reports necessary to carry out Month-end procedures at the end of each accounting period.
  • Provide information monthly, appertaining to lead times, spends and holiday/closure dates for suppliers that are required for various review meetings.
  • To answer concession requests from suppliers, liaising with Engineering and Production departments
  • Complete any buying office objectives/targets set in a timely manner.
  • Explore alternative products/services to reduce costs, without compromising on quality and in line with purchasing policy.
  • Liaise and meet with supplier representatives in respect to evaluating new products, resolving problems with delivery, quality, accounts, improving services and reducing costs.
  • Attend various meetings to review and discuss upcoming projects and how the purchasing department can support.
  • Target key suppliers/projects with a view to achieving best value and reducing costs.

 

The Person

An enthusiastic, dynamic, process driven individual required to join a newly formed purchasing team.

The candidate must have a proactive approach to their day-to-day activities but also be able to react to a fast-paced changing environment when required.

The individual will need the skills to help develop purchasing processes and have the people skills to influence and train others to ensure compliance.