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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£24,000 to £26,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted10 October 2018

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An exciting opportunity has arisen in Worksop for a junior buyer / buyer. This position will support the Purchasing Manager and it will allow the successful applicant plenty of opportunity to take on further responsibility and develop their skill-set.

Client Details

This client, based in Worksop, have retained Michael Page in the search for a Buyer. As part of a global organisation they have strong financial backing yet operate in similar ways to an SME. While working for this organisation you can expect flexibility, like-minded hard working colleagues and a collaborative working environment.


Working alongside the Purchasing Manager the key responsibilities for this position of Buyer will be:
  • To ensure that timely PO placement and vendor lead times (stated and actual) enable the on-time delivery of quality products to our customers.
  • To expedite delivery of parts from suppliers in line with manufacturing requirements to ensure timely delivery of product to customers.
  • To support vendor performance through a supplier scorecard process and to drive improvement through on-site visits and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • To support price and terms improvements with vendors, on a one-off or contract basis, for direct and indirect materials and services.
  • Improve supplier delivery and quality performance from key suppliers.
  • To provide accurate and competitive material lead time data for the quotation and contract review processes.
  • To place manual purchase orders as required, subject to approval from the appropriate Manager.
  • To place orders for ad hoc manufacturing materials, subject to approval from the appropriate Manager.
  • Support the Production Team as required.
  • To support the management of inventory levels, within budget, to maximise customer service.
  • To follow the purchasing procedures in accordance with AS9100 standards, environmental policies, company accreditation's and legislation
  • To work in a safe manner, observing Health and Safety legislation.
  • To conform to all published company policies and procedures.

  • To carry out any other reasonable tasks that may be periodically requested.


The successful candidate for this position of Buyer will have:
  • Previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • A desire to learn and develop their existing skill-set
  • A collaborative working nature
  • Good Excel / systems knowledge
  • A keen interest in pursuing a Purchasing and Procurement career.

Job Offer

£24,000 - £26,000 + 37 hour working week (half day Friday) + CIPS funding after 12 months service.

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