* Assistant Buyer - Manufacturing *

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Lancashire | Ref: BBBH17364

£20000.00 - £25000 per annum + CIPS + Benefits

Assistant Buyer - Manufacturing


To £25,000 + CIPS + Benefits

Role Profile

Our client, one of the UK leading manufacturing businesses is looking to recruit an experienced, forward thinking Assistant Buyer. Working alongside the Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for supporting the purchasing and negotiation function across the organisation and will review and develop supplier/client relationships in order to ensure continual improvement of purchasing strategy. Ongoing CIPS support is provided.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Raise and amend purchase orders via SAP as required by MRP systems
  • Update and maintain material pricing on SAP
  • Involvement with MRO (maintenance, repairs, operations) buying
  • Review weekly schedules for all suppliers
  • Conduct daily expediting reports
  • Deal with invoice queries and other queries (internal and external) as required, ensuring a timely response
  • Provide detailed and timely responses to customer concerns via set procedures
  • Learn and develop within the buying function in line with CIPS best practice.
  • To assist with general office duties.
  • Responsible for managing own supplier base.
  • Chair regular review meetings with key suppliers.
  • Undertake savings initiatives.
  • Manage 'supplier of the year' award.

Skills & Experience

You will be an experienced junior/assistant/buyer, ideally with 2 years knowledge in a manufacturing environment. You will have excellent communication, analytical and organisational skills. Being of graduate calibre working towards CIPS or have similar work based training. You will have excellent IT skills using a number of MS office packages, and ideally SAP experience, although full training is provided.

Client information

One of the UK leading manufacturing businesses based in the North West.


£25,000 + CIPS support + Benefits

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