Position title
Assistant Buyer for Manufacturer in Milton Park Full Time Job
  • Contract negotiation.
  • Creative and innovative attitude.
  • Strong analytical approach.
  • Proven experience in a Procurement role ideally within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with an ERP based Materials Management system.

Responsible to:

Purchasing Manager

Job Purpose:

To support the development and application of best practices to the procurement processes that provides our current materials and services at best quality, delivery and cost to the point of use. On occasions, deputise for the Supply Chain Leader in certain areas to ensure continuity of service.

Scope of Role:

  • Coordination and support in the spend in excess of £12 Million per year.
  • Avoidance of poor quality, late deliveries, wasted labour and overspend.
  • Occasional extended travel visiting Suppliers & potential suppliers.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Remains calm under pressure.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn.
  • Solutions oriented.
  • Practical problem solver.
  • Self-motivated and flexible.
  • Work and communicate effectively with colleagues and professional contacts.
  • Coordinate the contracting, sourcing and buying of quality components and materials used in product. manufacture. Carry out regular visits to maintain standards and resolve supplier issues.
  • Assist Risk Mitigation plans based on Supplier performance and commercial risk measurements.
  • Arrange Supplier meetings with minuted actions and responsibilities.
  • Ensure Supply Agreements and/or Blanket Orders are in place for approved key suppliers, raise appropriate direct. and indirect purchase orders as required.
  • Liaise with both Internal and External customers in order to maintain agreed quality standards and delivery dates.
  • Facilitate resolution of Quality and delivery issues relating to Goods received.
  • Support appropriate initiatives and continuous improvement programmes in order to add value.
  • Manage smaller spend suppliers and act as a point of contact for all Internal meetings and challenges.
  • Maintain and or/update system requirements and KPI’s to monitor progress against targets.
  • Support cost reduction and productivity programmes.
  • Engage with new Suppliers, managing the transition and implementation from RFQ stage through to delivery
  • NPI new business support.
  • Manage indirect costs and service contracts, with scope to support sister company Vessco Engineering within these spend categories.
  • CIPS qualified (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) or equivalent. Desirable but not essential.

For further information, please contact our Head Office on 01793 200110.

Date posted
May 30, 2022
Job Location
Milton Park
Employment Type
Base Salary
£30K-£38K Per year
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