Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Purchasing Assistant / Junior Buyer


Job Description:

Purchasing Assistant / Junior Buyer (North Yorkshire) – Permanent!

£25,000 - £30,000 per annum – 40 hours per week


*Career progression/development opportunities available

*Opportunity to work for a leading manufacturer

*Be part of a strong, welcoming team



  • Purchasing materials for production and aftersales
  • Managing in liaison with Sales and Production the material availability in line with the Production Schedule.
  • Helping to manage the inventory parameters, mostly Item Master File Data to ensure that the re-order process delivers the availability and inventory levels required as the business grows.
  • Responsible for executing purchase orders in collaboration with the Purchasing Manager
  • Individual must also work with the onsite logistics team to ensure the physical logistics and associated processes are aligned to ensure accurate stock positions as these are driving the re-order process for most of the material.



You must be:

  • Capable of developing and improving systems as well as just using them.
  • Interested in being influential in the supply chain from sourcing through to delivery on-line.
  • Capable of working across several areas by collaboration and interpersonal skill.
  • Passionate about making a difference to a new business from the start.
  • Organised and pro-active.
  • Capable of working to various planning horizons
  • Capable of developing the ability to use engineering drawings and working closely with the engineering personnel to ensure part specs are met and quality assured.


Ideally you would have:

  • Some purchasing experience in a relevant industry.
  • Some material planning and control experience.
  • NVQ or similar in Supply Chain or Procurement.
  • A wiliness to undergo further training and development



Theo James Recruitment specialise in Manufacturing & Engineering recruitment across the following disciplines. 

  • Supply Chain/Logistics, Management
  • Quality - Engineering, Management
  • Design - Engineer, Management
  • Maintenance – Technician, Engineer, Management
  • Production / Process Engineering
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Project Engineering, Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing
  • Years Experience

    1+ years

  • Career Level

    Not Provided

  • Educational level


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