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Junior Buyer - Engineering

Job Title: Junior Buyer - Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500 per annum + Benefits
Contact Name: Mark Nesbit
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Junior Buyer

Engineering / Manufacturing


£20,000 - £22,500 + Benefits

Role Profile

Excellent opportunity to assist the Company Buyer in managing the Companies' materials and supply requirements to achieve best value at lowest overall costs:

Responsible for assisting generally with administration tasks in the Purchasing Department
Assist the buyer in sourcing, negotiating and purchasing materials and components from quality approved suppliers and ensuring prompt delivery.
Processing orders onto a computerised purchasing system
Liaise closely with the Production Department on stock holding and space requirements
Raise GRN (Goods Received Notes) against purchase orders for all deliveries
Communicate with Sales Office Team to ensure customers' needs are met
Deal with all enquiries in accordance with best practice
Communicate issues with suppliers to the relevant department
Liaise with colleagues to ensure the achievement of company's targets
Monitor and control supplier deliveries

Skills & Experience

General education: at least 5 GCSEs' (or equivalent) passes at Grade C or above including Math and English but 3 A-levels (standard) preferred

Minimum of 2-5 years experience within purchasing/supply chain role; Manufacturing/engineering preferred

Proficient with computer, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and have specifically a good working knowledge of MS Excel

Familiarity with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems desirable

Be flexible, strong, adaptable and ability to communicate at all levels

Be confident, self-motivated and enthusiastic in his/her approach

Be proactive and methodical whilst paying attention to detail

Be discreet and diplomatic

Have a willingness and capacity to learn

Work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision

Be punctual and reliable

Client Information

Leading Engineering / Manaufacturing orgnaisation based in West Midlands


£20,000 - £22,500 + Benefits

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. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit