Buyer / Assistant Buyer

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Buyer/Buying assistant to work within the procurement team of a long-established, well renowned £multi-million cleaning product company. This role will assume responsibility for the Procurement, Sourcing and Scheduling of Raw Materials, Finished Products and Services from the UK, Europe and Far East.


•    Raising Purchase Orders on our SAP MRP system
•    Interpreting forecast changes/amendments & impact on raw material stock availability
•    Addressing stock/Invoice queries
•    Liaising with supplier via phone/e-mail
•    Requesting/organising sample shipments
•    Checking documentation/arranging payment for imported products
•    Updating import delivery reports and liaising with our Freight Forwarders/Warehouses to allocate deliveries/bookings,
•    Maintenance of Integrity of information on SAP system 
•    Creation of New Product Codes and input into SAP
•    Liaising with Sales/Marketing/Logistics Departments regarding stock availability issues.
•    Undertake any other reasonable request as required by management   

Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes

•    Purchasing Experience in a manufacturing ideally non FMCG and/or importing environment
•    Proven experience of using SAP would be a distinct advantage
•    Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
•    Proven experience in using Ms Excel
•    Conscientious, reliable and can demonstrate great attention to detail   
•    GCSE Grade C or above in English Language/Mathematics 
•    Enthusiastic, able to work on own initiative and resilient