Buying Assistant

  • Location
    Birkenhead, Merseyside
  • Salary
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Buyer / Puchasing
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

My client is currently looking to recruit an assistant buyer to work in their Birkenhead location.

The salary is 20 per annum.

Key Aim: To assist the Purchasing Department in their aim to ensure best cost, delivery and quality on all products and projects, assist with supplier management and KPIs as directed

Key Duties & Tasks: * Set up and update item/supplier relationships in the MRP system * Logging quotations under relevant supplier(s) * Ensure all supplier quality certification is up to date and valid * Upload and maintain supplier information in PRISM * Daily management of GBNOPL with the assistance of the Buyers * Issuing RFQs with the assistance of the Buyers * Identifying new and alternative sources of supply for products and making recommendations to the buyer * Ensure monthly scorecards are sent to key suppliers * Manage the ECO process for Purchasing * Expedite deliveries as required * Download monthly reports and create KPI's * Generate and distribute reports for VMI's on site * Support in supplier meetings with the Buyers * Liaise with relevant departments as and when required to ensure tasks and objectives are met in a timely manner

General: * Adhere at all times to the company's Health, Safety & Environmental instructions and requirements * Take on any other reasonable responsibilities or tasks that are within the employee's skills and abilities.

Education & Qualifications 5 GCSEs or equivalent including English Language and Mathematics

Skills, Knowledge & Experience;


Able to work as part of a team

Performance orientated

Attention to detail

Mobile with valid UK driving license

Strong planning and organisational skills

IT literate and fully conversant with all Microsoft Office applications

Use of ERP/MRP systems

Ability to read and understand technical drawings and BOMs

Competency & Behaviour:

Demonstrate company Values (The company DNA) at all times: Reliable, Passionate, Collaborative, Safety, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork, Leadership.
Clam under pressure
Excellent communicator

To apply to this role please ring James on 01512435900 or email

Adecco aim to respond to all applicants, however due to the large number of applications we recieve this may not always be possible. Should you not recieve a response within five working days please accept this as notice that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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Please apply with your CV to: James Kerfoot