Job Title: Buyer / Assistant Buyer

Salary: Basic £25-28k

Location: Lancashire

Reference: J3495

Contact: Steve Parker

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Packaging, Procurement/Estimation, North West

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

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