Assistant Buyer

Exertis Ltd
Hampshire, UK
12 Jul 2019
18 Jul 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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