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about 1 year ago
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Salary: £18k per year
Location: South Yorkshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Sian Saunders
Category: Office Manager Jobs

Assistant/Junior Buyer

Salary: Up to £18k per annum

Hours: Full time

Benefits: 20 days holiday + bank holidays, Pension scheme

Location: Warmsworth, Doncaster, DN4

Our client is a family run, leading European sanitary equipment specialist offering the renowned brands Celmac and Macdee. The innovatively designed and manufactured product range includes toilet seats, flushing mechanisms, cisterns, connectors, frames, wet rooms and wastes.

Due to continued success they are looking to recruit an assistant/junior buyer to support the Purchasing Manager on day to day tasks, you will report to the Purchasing Manager and his/her key focus of this role is to drive savings through strategic planning & helping to deliver working capital targets.

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for negotiating indirect costs and assist Buyer with finalising contracts

  • Obtain quotations for goods and services

  • Evaluate indirect vendors and monitor their performance

  • Monitor contract progress, cost adherence and effectiveness

  • Contribute to the development of operational efficiencies

  • Create and maintain effective professional relationships with vendors and other external/internal parties

  • Identify key areas for purchase price improvements

  • Escalate problems to a higher authority when necessary

  • Build and maintain vendor database in the company’s IT system

  • Undertake any reasonable request of the company

  • Manage orders and requisition forms for all indirect purchases within the company

  • Assist Buyer to update the Group Supply Books in the current IT system and distribute any changes

The Ideal Candidate:

  • The ideal applicant will have the relevant experience in a similar sector.

  • Minimum of 2 years successful practical buying experience

  • Minimum of 5 ‘GCSE’ passes at C grade or above (to include Mathematics & English)

  • Ideally working towards Membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems is a benefit

  • Computer literate with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.)

  • Buying experience within a manufacturing environment is beneficial

  • Be a highly motivated individual

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers

  • Adopts a “can do” attitude

  • A team player with excellent relationship and communication skills

  • Ability to schedule work on a daily basis and prioritize effectively

  • Ability to use initiative and work effectively under pressure and to deadlines

If you feel you are the ideal candidate APPLY today!

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