Assistant Buyer

Salary: £23,000 -  £24,000
Location: [Hereford and Worcester] Dudley
Ref: JC888

Job Description

Assistant Buyer required for a fast growing manufacturing business based in Dudley, West Midlands.

A position has arisen for an energetic and enthusiastic Assistant Buyer with a 2 years + background in a procurement environment to work within our purchasing department.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have an manufacturing background and the self-assurance to generate new ideas, creative thinking and challenging the status quo whilst having the ability of working on your own initiative as well as part of a team is integral to the position.

• Forecasting business activities and closely managing stock levels ensure materials and components availability on time
• Planning, developing and buying raw materials, parts, supplies and equipment in a timely and cost effective way; timely manner while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.
• Help to lower the cost and secure agreements and contribute to introduction of new products
• Liaise with overseas manufacturing plants, travelling to site on rare occasions, ensuring overseas operations are following through guidelines set by EU
• Liaise with Quality Department to discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action.
• Liaise with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier

Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required;
2 years + in similar position
Production planning / CIPS Qualification preferred
Knowledge of MRP/ERP/SAP preferred
Recognised experience in a procurement environment
Ability to collate, analyse, interpret and present information.
Customer service &relations:Effective Communication across departments &countries – verbal and written
Organisational Skills: Flexible, Logical Thinking, negotiating & networking, commercial awareness

Working Hours - 37.5 Hours - Days - Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Salary Guide: £23k - £24k DOE
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