Assistant Buyer

Recruiter
Haywood Knight
Location
Oldbury, Smethwick, West Brom, Dudley
Salary
£18000 - £21000/annum
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Assistant buyer

We are looking for an assistant buyer to join a small but friendly team within the manufacturing industry. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience dealing with senior management, external customers and key supplies. This is a varied role and requires somebody with a high attention to detail.

What will the role entail?

* Raising purchase orders
* Searching suppliers, negotiation and attaining quotes – developing supplier relationships
* Liaising closely with the production team and react to immediate demands as required.
* Preparing spreadsheets for production and MRP systems, ensuring accuracy of all cost/retail prices and descriptive text.
* Assist Buyer with specific projects as required
* Ensure lowest overall cost of acquisition
* Monitor supplier performance

What skills do I need to succeed?

* Able to build good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
* Able to manage own workload and juggle multiple deadlines.
* IT literate including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Internet Explorer and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
* Strong organisational skills with high attention to detail
* Able to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
* Ideally previous experience working in a basic purchasing or procurement function