Assistant Buyer

Posted 2 August by Kasmir Associates
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My client, a growing supplier of healthcare products is seeking an Assistant Buyer. Reporting to the head of purchasing and working in a fast-paced team.

What we are looking for:

  • Working within the Purchasing Dept to secure supplies of material to meet the company's manufacturing schedule.
  • Develop purchasing processes to maintain material supplies in line with the manufacturing schedule and test requirements.
  • Contact suppliers for quotations, securing material in the market and raise purchase orders using the company's MRP system.
  • Manage the Artwork approval process with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Manage the Design changes through the supply chain, within the MHRA guidelines, but mitigating costs where possible.
  • To continually seek to improve existing work practices to support a more efficient business
  • Build sustainable relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Follow up outstanding Purchase Orders and expedite where necessary.
  • Identify and report on potential supply delays, looking at mitigation to the manufacturing plan.


  • Experience of working within a manufacturing environment desirable.
  • Some purchasing and buying experience are essential
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to constructively challenge.
  • Confident use of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of MRP system desirable.
  • Teamwork and cross functional interpersonal skills

What is on offer:

  • 33 days holiday
  • Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm
  • Free parking
  • Career progression
  • Pension scheme

Reference: 47700251

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