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Assistant Buyer

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3 Jun 2022

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We have a new opportunity due to business growth, for an Assistant Buyer to join a leading Engineering business located within their main Barnsley site. Assisting the team in the purchase of goods, materials, plant and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

The main duties, will involve the following:

* Maintain full awareness of the SHEQ responsibilities for yourself and any associated team members, in accordance with company policy and procedures.

* Assist in the day-to-day procurement and supply chain management.

* Actively encourages a positive SHEQ environment. Considers SHEQ issues when carrying out day to day activities. Shares SHEQ knowledge in a supportive way for the good of all. Speaks up when something is not right and takes ownership to facilitate an appropriate solution.

* Conducts role professionally when interfacing with colleagues, subcontractors and customers. Confidently portrays information to others in a way that they understand. Encourages two-way communication.

* Recognises opportunities for change. Uses own initiative to identify changes for improvement outside of own role. Able to promote change positively. Proactively encourages and shares new ideas.

* Communicates the company's Equal Opportunities policy with team. Challenges contra-indicating behaviours. Demonstrates respect for others.

* Communicates openly and honestly. Makes fair decisions and learns from other's mistakes.

* Reviewing requisitions, sourcing materials and plant, negotiation and placement of orders in line with business and operating procedures and to time and cost.

* Negotiating to produce discounts in line with the ethos of 'Challenge Everything'

* Completion of invoice queries and order amendments in a timely fashion.

* Accurate recording, maintaining and updating of key information including but not limited to; waste saving reports, everyday savings and mitigated losses, Procurement Information Bulletin, weekly issues.

* Ensuring compliance with all processes and protocols within your job remit.

* Administrating of Subcontract orders/Vendor Assessments and Insurances.

* Review and process Q&O Orders.

* Other tasks as may from time to time be deemed necessary and are authorised by line managers.

Ideally candidates will the possess the following skills and experience:

* A background within procurement would be ideal but not essential

* Strong organisational skills

* A desire to progress up the procurement ladder would be advantageous

* Able to negotiate and assist with supplier pricing

The role is offered with a competitive salary - up to 24k experience depending. Monday to Friday hours, 8am - 4.30pm, 25 days annual leave, healthcare, pension scheme. A progressive, forward thinking business
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