Assistant Buyer

Job Code KB/AB/WF
Job Title Assistant Buyer
Location Winsford
Salary £25,000.00
Type of contract Temporary
Job Description

We are searching for an Assistant Buyer to support the Purchasing Manager of our client in ensuring timely issuing, tracking and fulfilment of purchase orders on time and in full. This is to cover secondment for up to 12-months. The department seeks cost optimisation and is always looking for ways to secure the best deal from suppliers including high quality and service guarantees.

The department is responsible for all procurement and occasional inventory management, cost control and budget performance and includes administration of purchasing. The team is also responsible for issuing purchase orders for contracts, tracking the fulfilment of the goods and services, confirming completion of the order and approving invoices for payment.

Hours of Work

8:30am – 5pm (Monday – Thursday)

8:30am – 2.30pm (Friday)

(37.5 hours per week)


  • Christmas Shutdown
  • Company Social Events

Key Tasks:

  • Ensure purchase suggestions and applicable services are ordered in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet company requirements
  • Monitor and measure supplier performance, managing and resolving performance issues as required
  • Source new suppliers for lower value products and set up new supplier accounts
  • Obtain quotations and information in relation to field sales manager enquiries
  • Expedite open orders with suppliers
  • Resolve invoice queries
  • Achieve cost saving targets set by the Purchasing Manager
  • Ensure all compliance procedures are adhered to, i.e. FSC, ISO, H&S, etc

Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven experience in a similar role, ideally within a manufacturing background


  • Excellent planning and organising skills with the ability to manage time effectively
  • Pro-active, thinking of the big picture
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships
  • Problem solver, decisive and highly numerate
  • Robust IT skills across all Microsoft Office packages

Looking to pay £25k per annum.

Tags: Assistant Buyer / Winsford / £20000 - £25000  /Temporary / Commercial.


Agent's Name Karen Blondel
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