Assistant Buyer

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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH29360

£22000 - £25000 per annum

Assistant Buyer
£22,000 - £25,000

Role Profile

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a thriving business FMCG in the Manchester area as an Assistant Buyer.

This is an end to end procurement role for a successful business which has won significant contracts with a number of high profile customers.

Your Key Responsibilities as an Assistant Buyer will include:

  • Placing POs and expediting deliveries with a wide range of suppliers
  • Answering procurement queries and resolving day to day issues across the Supply Chain
  • Supporting the team with day to day purchasing activities as required
  • Taking full ownership of lower value categories
  • Negotiating pricing and terms with suppliers
  • Identifying opportunities for cost savings and added value
  • Working to drive improvements in procurement processes and supplier performance

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Previous experience as an Assistant Buyer in a fast paced purchasing role
  • Confidence to negotiate with suppliers on terms and pricing
  • Good analytical skills and working knowledge of Excel
  • High attention to detail and good organisation skills
  • Passion and drive to progress your career in Purchasing


Our client is a highly successful FMCG business based in the Manchester area with a range of high profile customers across the UK. The successful candidate will be part of an established Purchasing department and there is significant opportunity to learn from others and continue your personal development within Purchasing.


£22,000 - £25,000

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board, such as Junior Buyer to Procurement Director level. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit

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