Purchasing Assistant / Buyer

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
£20,000 - £24,999
19 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-growing manufacturing business as they're looking for a purchasing professional which they can develop into a fully fledged Buyer.

Client Details

I've partnered up with a market leading manufacturer, which supply a wide range of products into various markets in the UK, as they look to strengthen their purchasing function by recruiting a Buyer.


As the Purchasing Assistant / Buyer you will be responsible for the following:

  • Work closely with the Purchasing Manager to manage products through set up and into the business.
  • With the support of the Purchasing Manager, negotiate effectively, primarily around terms and materials.
  • Contribute to the preparation of monthly reports.
  • Proactively source suppliers and materials.
  • Maintain and build relationships with suppliers in order to form a partnership approach;
  • Be involved with the set-up of new suppliers, ensuring all paperwork is filled in and returned in a timely manner
  • Ensure internal departments are made aware of any stock availability issues and changes to product.


The successful candidate for the Purchasing Assistant / Buyer role will ideally have the following key skills and qualities:

  • Experience in a Buying or Supply Chain Role
  • Competent in the use of MS Excel (formulas, pivots, etc.)
  • Effective communicator with an ability to engage internal and external stakeholders
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Capable of working unsupervised and use own initiative.
  • Have strong numerical skills, ability to work accurately with data
  • Effective team-worker - understanding and responding to the needs of others

Job Offer

£20,000 - £25,000

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