Assistant Buyer

£25,000 - £30,000 DEP ON EXP
Newcastle under Lyme


Karen Dennis
01270 629090 ext 301

This is a new role for my client, and is an excellent opportunity to quickly become a key member of the team.  Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, key duties will include:


  • Identifying purchase requirements and creating purchase orders
  • Forecasting product requirements, coordinating with the sales team to ensure demand is met
  • Ensuring products are purchased to the right specification, quality, price and delivery
  • Escalating any supply issues, facilitating alternative plans when required
  • Building strong relationships with suppliers
  • Assisting the Warehouse Manager with stock level queries
  • Updating SAP Business One ERP systems with delivery dates
  • Ensuring timely resolution of invoice discrepancies
  • Negotiating pricing and organising transport for international imports
  • Managing and maintaining supplier database
  • Producing reports for the management team
  • Ensuring accurate records are maintained


Key experience required:

  • Previous experience in a purchasing role is essential
  • MRP/Demand Data experience is essential
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience with SAP B1 ERP and MRP would be a strong advantage


Key skills required:

  • Ability to build and maintain strong customer/supplier relationships
  • Used to working in a fast paced environment
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Hard working, with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good organisation skills


Hours of work: Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Holidays: 25 days + bank holidays + Christmas shutdown

Annual leave purchase scheme

Pension scheme

Death in service benefit

Onsite parking

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