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Assistant Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£22,000 to £25,000 per annum
LocationsBirmingham, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted17 May 2018

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To support the UK purchasing team in delivering their key objectives of pipeline savings, improving cash flow whilst maintaining continuity of supply.

Client Details

A leading Manufacturer


  • Covert ad hoc requisitions to purchase orders and send to suppliers via email.
  • Convert material coded requisitions to purchase orders and send to suppliers via email.
  • Expedite orders to ensure continuity of supply. Interrogate SAP to obtain a list of overdue purchase orders and contact suppliers by phone and / or email. Advise internal customers of any issues
  • Elevate unresolved issues to the relevant buyer. Liaise with operations, planning, technical and engineering departments. Attend daily line walks to ensure all areas are aware of any potential interruptions to supply
  • Enforce the PCC code of conduct in all commercial relationships. Understand the code of conduct and how it relates to supplier relationships.
  • Ensure the material requirements planning data base is accurately maintained for stores coded items and that additions are in line with the naming policy. Input minimum and maximum stock levels to reflect the link between production demand and supplier lead times. 1000 live records with 500 vendors
  • Publish departmental metrics – savings, stock outs, stock accuracy, orders processed, variable cost forecast, delivery performance, material price variance
  • Complete and submit request forms to add and amend vendor details.
  • Complete and submit none standard terms requests..
  • Resolve invoice queries between vendors and the finance team. Hold weekly reviews with the accounts payable team to identify discrepancies between the vendors invoice value and the corresponding purchase order.
  • Identify areas of non value added activity and suggest changes to processes to eliminate waste.
  • Administer low value service contracts e.g. mobile phone, stationery and copier contracts. Act as point contact for all internal customers with queries regarding supply and service.


The successful candidate will be tenacious , pro-active and able to manage their own workload in line with time sensitive tasks.

Some degree of purchasing understanding is required , preferably from a manufacturing background

Job Offer

A competitive package

Fantastic progression opportunities

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