job / assistant buyer 5591

Assistant Buyer - Renfrewshire / Inverclyde

DOE + Bonus + Hybrid Working - Engineering, FMCG & Manufacturing - Procurement
Ref: 5591 Date Posted: Friday 10 Sep 2021
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Lusona are working with a Supplier to the Renewable Energy Sector and they are looking to appoint an Assistant Buyer to join their busy Procurement Team.

This is a fast-paced role and the Assistant Buyer will be responsible for responding to all Customer enquiries for Spare Parts/components.  They will approach existing and new Suppliers to identify the most competitive pricing to maximze profitability, maintain quality and manage lead times.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Maintaining and Developing relationships with existing Suppliers
  • Researching the marketplace for new suppliers and contacting them for information
  • Identifying supply options for ad hoc requests and obtaining price & lead time information
  • Interfacing with the sales team to source and plan quotation responses
  • Compiling, inputting and reviewing purchasing data within the ERP and other systems
  • Maintain a database of all approved suppliers
  • Monitor and report on product performance and purchasing activity

Experience and knowledge required for the role:

  • Experience of working in a similar role within a Purchasing or Procurement Team
  • Experience of purchasing parts and components from multiple suppliers
  • Previous experience in researching the market to identify new suppliers
  • Must be able to manage multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Be a strong communicator on different platforms and have a can-do attitude
  • Have a high level of attention to detail, a clear understanding of urgency
  • Strong Excel Skills