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Purchasing Assistant/ Junior Buyer, Witney

Posted 3 January by GLobal CTS Ltd Ended

Job Title: Purchasing Assistant/Junior Buyer

Location: Witney

Salary: £23,000 plus small bonus

Hours: Monday to Friday

Global CTS is working with pleased to be working with this very established medium sized business that employs around 40 people. They are looking to recruit a Junior Buyer/Purchasing Assistant to work under the Purchasing Manager, please note you must be able to drive for this role due to the location. Responsible for the day-to-day management of multiple vendors from around the globe. The ideal candidate for this position will be methodical, well organized and will thrive in a busy and fast moving distribution environment.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

You will be placing Purchase Orders with suppliers, following this up with expediting, scheduling inbound deliveries, reporting on delivery date information and communicating information effectively to internal and external customers. Goods received will be booked into the computerised stock system in a timely manner, Sales Orders released and communicate delivery and shipment information to Warehouse and other departments.

Use of Excel will be vital for you to make decisions on ordering quantities, key stock levels, Reorder levels and reporting on stock groups (group values and slow / non-moving stock, for example). You will use MS Word and Outlook effectively. You will be confident and assertive in dealing with foreign suppliers on a daily basis using the most effective communication channels (email, Skype, telephone). Working to tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment and making critical decisions on your own based on the information currently available. Leading to a possible position as a Category Buyer, you will be motivated to progress your purchasing career within a responsible and respected organisation. There may be opportunity to travel to vendors around the world, further your education with any necessary vocational training and to interact and communicate with all stakeholders at multiple levels within the organisation.

Job Specifications (Skills and Experience)

  • Needs to work in an efficient and well organised manner without close supervision.
  • Very close attention to detail and persistence essential!
  • Able to work closely within a small team and lead by example.
  • Good inter personal skills and telephone manner with confidence and assertiveness needed when speaking with foreign suppliers.
  • Should be capable of effectively organising and completing projects within given time constraints.


  • Polish or other languages would be advantageous but by no means essential.

If you are keen to apply, please email us your CV, covering letter and required salary details, to Global CTS Limited

No terminology used in this job description is intended to discriminate against a person’s age, race, religion, gender, marital status, colour, disability or sexual orientation. Each candidate is only assessed on their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job described above.

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Expediting
  • Polish
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing

Reference: 33513239

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