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Assistant Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£22,000 to £22,500 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted02 July 2018

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To support the purchasing function, using lean theory to reduce business expenditure whilst maintaining quality levels and driving excellent internal customer service.

Client Details

A global Manufacturer of household goods/appliances.


Work with Purchasing Lead to review and enter contracts/supplier agreements where necessary to manage performance and accountability.

Ensure supplier contracts have appropriate Service Levels agreement (SLA) and/or Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in place focused on the delivery of performance and value for money. Key

Maintain supplier grading to classify suppliers as needed in regards to development action.

Monthly / Quarterly reviews with key suppliers to manage performance and expectations.

Channel all required supplier non-conformance information through to Purchasing Administrator so these can be tracked accurately to allow performance measurement.

Ensure supplier documentation (contract database) is current and in line with business policy need.

Manage poor performing suppliers to develop service, as necessary plan smooth exit strategy to ensure continuity of supply

Sourcing of services/products and suppliers in line with business need to keep control of costs and ensure business efficiency. This will be for assigned departments/categories in line with medium to high priority/cost.

Enforce best business practice – 3 quote new and big ticket requirements and embed price matrix.

Actively seek cost saving opportunities and follow through to ensure forecasts are reduced in line with savings.


Experience with supplier contract management and negotiations

Good knowledge of purchasing procedures

Ability to multitask and work well under pressure

Results orientated

Must be able to prioritise and work to deadlines

Previous experience working with suppliers or customers to develop working relationships.

Experience in working in a demanding and fast paced environment.

Job Offer

A fixed term contract.

Competitive Package

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