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Assistant Buyer

Location: Exeter, Devon Industry: Administration & Office
Salary: £22000 per annum Contact: Sarah Lane
Posted: about 1 year ago Contact Email: slane@meridianbs.co.uk

The Company:

Working within the head office of this global organisation, you will be responsible for managing effective supplier relationships whilst placing orders for goods and services internationally.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Administration of the end to end purchase process to ensure that the vendor arrears are minimised and delivered on time and inventory targets are realised.
  • Ensure the timely execution of purchase orders and maintenance of accurate and up to date purchase and progress records on the ERP system.
  • Administration of supply, costing and pricing discrepancies and their correction and on-going resolution.
  • Regularly monitoring vendor performance and highlighting supplier performance issues to the wider supply chain team.
  • Building relationships at all levels in the supply chain to ensure that the right product is available at the right time in the right place.
  • Ensure open orders on our ERP system match that of the suppliers and update with accurate delivery dates as goods are despatched from suppliers.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in direct procurement and / or commodity management.
  • Working knowledge of a busy purchasing department.

Personal Attributes:

  • The desire to be successful in a purchasing department and build your career within buying.
  • Excellent prioritisation skills
  • The ability to plan and organise effectively
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A methodical and structured approach to work.
  • IT competence including Microsoft Office applications

Associated Benefits:

  • Life assurance cover 2 x basic salary (rising to 3 x basic salary for pension scheme members)
  • Company Pension Plan - Employer contributions of 6% (with min of 3% employee contributions)
  • 25 days paid annual leave + bank holidays
  • Membership into the company medical insurance plan

Working Hours:

9-5 Mon-Fri

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Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond immediately to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

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