Assistant Buyer - up to £23,000

Aspiria Recruit
11 Apr 2019
11 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Exeter
  • £21,000 - £23,000 (possible flexibility on this)
  • Monday to Friday (09:00 - 17:30)

A prestigious national business, based here in Exeter, is looking for someone to join their procurement team in an Assistant Buyer capacity. Supporting the Senior Buyer, this person will be responsible for the sourcing and supply chain of a specific set of products within the team, balancing the requirement for stock to be readily available to meet the business' demands, without over-ordering. Working within an environment that really cares about their staff, with a supportive management team, this opportunity will provide a great platform to grow their career further within procurement.

Tasks will include:

  • Meeting and negotiating with suppliers
  • Setting and working to quality parameters
  • Resolving supplier product issues
  • Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers
  • Purchase order placements in line with projected sales
  • Managing the stock levels in line with sales
  • Updating the databases, spreadsheets and Sage
  • Identifying weaknesses in the product portfolio and suggesting new options
  • Maintain a continuous interest in trends and product development

Skills and experience required:

  • Proven experience within a buying / procurement / supply chain role
  • A strong ability to negotiate professionally
  • Be driven to meet company targets / requirements
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice
  • Possess good logistics and planning skills
  • Good IT skills (eg. Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Excel)


  • To discuss on application

To apply, please submit your application or alternatively please contact James at Aspiria Recruit (contact details on the Aspiria Recruit website)

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