Assistant Buyer

Exertis Ltd
Basingstoke, UK
13 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

At Exertis, we thrive in a company culture that is driven to deliver more for customers. Our employees are committed, proactive and motivated. This dynamic environment contributes to a thriving growth-focused culture throughout Exertis, providing many career opportunities that span sales, commercial and corporate activities

Job Purpose

To ensure that Exertis UK Ltd has sufficient stock levels to supply customers. By means of ordering and booking in stock from all relevant suppliers whilst operating within defined stock and aged targets. Improve delivery date accuracy to drive increased customer service levels. Build strong supplier relationships.

Key Accountabilities

As an Assistant Buyer you will:

* Complete actions delegated from the Buyers

* Raise, get approved and send purchase orders to suppliers, whilst adhering to all relevant procedures

* Maintain and update accurate due dates for delivery of product.

* Issue booking in slots.

* Resolve all warehouse delivery dispute notices

* Work with sales to ensure customer required dates are achieved, especially for back to back or retail forecasts

* Complete weekly stock reports for suppliers using relevant formats and procedures

* Where required place orders and maintain stock levels for selected vendors in line with company stock and aged targets

Performance Measures

* GP Performance

* Stock and aged targets

* Delivery Date Accuracy

* Fill Rate Accuracy

* Accuracy level of "Confirmed Status"

* Average Delivery Date >99% Prior todays date

Person Specification


* Minimum 1 years' experience of working in a Purchasing Department or an administrative role involving high levels of numeracy.

Skills & Aptitude:

* Excellent Communication skills

* Planning & Organisation

* Flexibility, adaptability & Initiative

* Confidence & Determination

* Performance maximisation

* Good administrative skills

* Demonstrate strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct


* Highly numerate / literate

* IT Skills consisting of Microsoft Word, Excel

* General Secondary Education

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