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  • Location

    Brighton, East Sussex

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £25000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Thompson

  • Contact email:

    gemma.thompson@butlerross.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH2765_1621499761

A fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join a leading Manufacturing company based in Brighton with a salary up to £25k. This role will report into the Supply Chain Team Leader.

Candidates must have 1-2 years' experience in an Assistant Buyer role.

Role responsibilities of the Assistant Buyer Include:

  • Order placement and expediting of Purchase order in ERP system.
  • Manage direct material inventory levels. Drive reduction in direct material inventory through forecasting
  • Maintain/improve an efficient flow of material ensuring quality, delivery and cost targets are met.
  • Maintain and improve master data accuracy in the ERP system including safety stock, Kanban bin sizes and lead-times.
  • Support cross function projects including kaizen events.
  • Day to Day management of shortages and communication with Production, manage materials shortage board.

Person Specification of the Assistant Buyer Include:

  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Office packages
  • Knowledge of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Electronics and metalwork sourcing knowledge
  • Low-cost region sourcing knowledge
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems
  • Vendor and contract management
  • Knowledge of problem solving and continuous improvements

Salary Up to £25k


This role will be well suited to you if you have held a Junior Buyer role, have 1-2 years purchasing experience and have great communication and interpersonal skills.