Assistant Buyer - Manchester

  • by White Label Recruitment
  • Location Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
  • Salary £25,000 - £30,000 / year
  • 79 days ago
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Job Description:

I am working with a Manufacturing company in the Manchester area who are looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer, paying £25k-£30k per annum.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate at a business who have grown considerably year on year and offer fantastic progression opportunities.
Your day to day activities will include:


  • Purchase Orders: Raising routine purchase orders for production stock, R&D and ad hoc requirements via SharePoint purchase request system, with a focus on best quality, price and delivery.
  • Controlling spend responsibility of £10million, suppliers are in the Far east.
  • Purchase order receipts: Process of purchase receipts into Sage.
  • Assist finance department with customs clearance of incoming purchase orders.
  • Process Stock requisitions and adjustments.
  • Maintain supplier database with latest contact details for supplier base.
  • Assist with stock take routines: preparation for and participation in periodic stock takes.
  • Report and return faulty/rejected goods to supplier and liaise with supplier to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner (stock replacement, credit note or refund).
  • Report supplier performance issues for quality performance tracking in regards to supplier approval status.
  • Attendance with/in place of Senior Buyer for meetings as required


Desirable experience:

  • From a mechanical engineering / Manufacturing background.
  • Familiar with sourcing in the Far East
  • Familiar with sourcing new suppliers and transferring material spend from one supplier to another.


They are offering a salary £25,000 - £30,000 + 23 days holiday + 5% pension.

If you are interested in this position I urge you to submit your CV as soon as possible, I will be conducting telephone interviews this week with a view to getting second stages booked in for next week.

  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Work Authorisation No
  • Industry Sector Manufacturing