Buying Assistant

  • Location
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Salary
    £ 12 - £ 14 / Hour
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Buyer / Puchasing
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

Buying Assistant



Monday - Friday

8.30am - 5.30pm

6 month Temporary assignment.

We are currently recruiting for a Buying assistant on a 6 month basis with one of our clients in Basingstoke.

Key Responsibilities:

� You will be responsible for the order management of a raw material/bought-in product range, which include order processing to supplier according to forecast, lead time and minimum order quantity agreed with supplier.

� You will update and maintain the purchasing master data in SAP to optimise the ordering process

� You will lead sourcing saving project on your supplier portfolio and lead supplier negotiations to meet annual targets;

� Working with key suppliers, you will also review and implement the most appropriate supply chain to simplify some of the complex ordering process;

� You will monitor supplier quality and delivery performance, and implementing root cause counter measure/action plan to maintain our targeted service level;

� You will periodically run supplier business reviews and feedback on the performance and pricing;

� Overseeing stock management, you will implement improvement programmes where needed to support the site inventory target and provide monthly end of year forecasts.

� You will also take the lead on improving internal processes issue which could involve strong stakeholders in order to improve our customer satisfaction;

� You will manage all related compliance and required documentation, such as import documents and certificate of analysis storage, as well as dealing with invoicing and other administrative discrepancies; As a Senior buyer, you will be also site import coordinator; Import coordinator for the site is responsible for adherence to the Global Trade Compliance Management System (GTCMS). Site coordinator and/or back-up will manage and is responsible for, but not limited to: import activity for their site Harmonized Tariff classifications, screening, valuation, dual-use, broker and forwarder management, and promoting awareness of, and compliance with, Trade laws and regulations as well as company polices. Site coordinators will report in to their site leader and Divisional Manager of GTC for all trade related issues for Microbiology Division.

� You will communicate updates to internal stakeholders around any raw material shortages or quality issues, and escalate where appropriate;

� You will monitor, investigate and solve quality complain when supplier material is concerned.

Key Requirements:

� An excellent written and verbal communicator, you are able to manage relationships with strong stakeholders effectively;

  • SAP experience

� You are a proactive individual with excellent problem solving skills and a focus on solutions;

� You are highly numerate and able to analysis data effectively;

� You have solid knowledge of procurement and supply chain.

Please apply today!

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Please apply with your CV to: Shannon Bloomfield