£22000 - £25000 per annum
The Assistant Buyer will be responsible for ensuring orders are progressed and received within the correct timescales to meet the Production Schedule.
Key Responsibilities of the Assistant Buyer;
Generate and send out all Supplier Order books weekly.
Update Purchase Orders with responses upon receipt of supplier delivery updates.
Action Material Requirement Planning driven Re-schedule messages.
Manage Supplier Acknowledgements, including verification and then updating of acknowledgement against Purchase Order.
Communicate directly with Suppliers to expedite Purchase Orders.
Escalate any challenging supplier delivery delays and any supplier communication issues.
Represent the Purchasing Department in the weekly meetings, providing information on external shortages.
Work closely with the Planning Team to manage and communicate supplier shortages for Production.
Generate the weekly report for Supplier On Time Delivery and work towards achieving the set targets.
Process Non-Stock Purchase Requisitions and convert into Purchase Orders.
Action Requests for Quotations.
Place Purchase Orders against Stock items for allocated Portfolio of categories.
Coordinate and process any New Supplier Approvals.
Personal Specification of the Assistant Buyer;
Purchasing & Expediting experience is essential.
Experience within a manufacturing environment.
Good working knowledge of ERP / MRP systems.
Strong Excel skills (Pivot Tables, vLookups, etc).
Strong communication skills
Ability to work well as part of a team
Self-motivated and able to work independently
This role would be suitable for individuals with experience in Expediting, Procurement, Buying, Customer Service, Supply Chain, Sales or Purchasing.