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Assistant Buyer

Reference ID: WP/PM – 005

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year

Job Description


  • Always work in compliance with the Company’s health and safety policy and authorised risk assessments;
  • Compliance with policies and procedures regarding the purchase of goods and services, adhering to finance department procedures and department standards of purchasing;
  • Raise enquiries and purchase orders for any allocated materials, within pre cost allowances and to support the company forward order book;
  • Progressing on time delivery of procured items with suppliers in the UK and overseas;
  • Develop a close working relationship with the engineering team and production departments to ensure progress meets with customer delivery requirements and that purchasing milestones are met;
  • Assist other members of the purchasing department as necessary;
  • Production of weekly updates on delivery and forecasts;
  • Proactively engage and support company initiatives designed to promote a culture of safe working, environmental protection and continual improvement;
  • Ensure systems (EFACS/Excel) are up to date at all times regarding expected delivery dates and prices from suppliers;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing suppliers while seeking new ones;
  • Assist in the shortfall of staff during holiday periods;
  • Carry out any reasonable ad-hoc duties requested by your direct Line Manager or the Management Team.

Qualifications/Skills required for the role:

  • GCSEs High school or equivalent;
  • Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors);
  • Hands-on experience with purchasing software (e.g. EFACS)
  • Commercial Awareness;
  • An understanding of supply chain procedures;
  • Analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports and conduct cost analyses;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Experience of reading, understanding and interpreting mechanical drawings; (Desirable).

Personal characteristics/Attributes required:

  • Good communication skills and the ability to connect naturally with people;
  • To be able to work well using own initiative and as part of a team;
  • Ability to ensure the work gets done in a timely and effective manner;
  • Ability to follow all Company policies and procedures;
  • Ability to understand and implement written and verbal instructions given;
  • Self-motivated.

We offer:-

  • 25 working days holiday + 8 statutory bank holidays;
  • Death in service scheme;
  • Company Pension 3%;
  • Flexi time;
  • Start 0815hrs to 1700hrs Monday to Thursday & 0815hrs to 1245hrs on Friday;
  • BUPA mental well being package;
  • Sick Pay;
  • Onsite Welfare facilities;
  • Onsite Parking.

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