Assistant Buyer

Manchester Permanent £26,000 - £28,000 per year
  • Opportunities for progression
  • Join a well-established business

About Our Client

Our client is a well-established player in the Industrial / Manufacturing sector with over 5,000 employees. With operations based in Manchester, they are renowned for their commitment to quality and innovation.

Job Description

  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers.
  • Negotiate contracts for the best terms and prices.
  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure contractual obligations are met.
  • Work closely with the Procurement & Supply Chain team to develop purchasing strategies.
  • Manage inventory levels to meet production needs.
  • Analyse market trends and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying decisions.
  • Collaborate with other departments to forecast future product needs.
  • Participate in trade shows and industry events to broaden supplier networks.

The Successful Applicant

A successful 'Assistant Buyer' should have:

  • A degree in Business, Economics, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and database management.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • A keen understanding of the Industrial / Manufacturing sector.
  • A proactive attitude towards problem-solving.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.

What's on Offer

  • An estimated salary range of £26,000 - £28,000 per year.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth within the Procurement & Supply Chain team.
  • Generous holiday leave.
  • Participation in company-wide events and initiatives.
  • Hybrid working.
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Procurement & Supply Chain
Direct Procurement
Industrial / Manufacturing
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