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Assistant Buyer

21 Dec 2017
Cushillo Personnel
£23,000 to £25,000 pa
Dudley,Hereford and Worcester,United Kingdom
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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 preffered

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 - £25k DOE

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Cushillo Personnel Sectors: Engineering, Manufacturing
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