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Assistant Buyer

Sittingbourne, Kent
Job Type
20 Sep 2022

Are you looking to work for an established, values driven company?

Do you come from an administration background?

Do you have 2 years or more experience working in a buying or commercial position?

If so, we have a thrilling opportunity in Sittingbourne for an Assistant Buyer to work for one of our clients who is an independent chemical distributor, committed to providing a reliable and dependable service.

Our client is offering a competitive salary of £30,000 per annum, depending on experience.

As the Assistant Buyer your responsibilities would include:

  • Ensuring Management systems are adhered to
  • Manage a range of products proactively looking at trends and identifying purchasing needs
  • Maintain regular contact and develop professional working relationships with suppliers
  • Negotiate with suppliers, to procure quality materials at competitive prices
  • Source existing and new materials, providing market information to support sales in making quotations
  • Communicate any relevant changing market information to the sales team
  • Maintain good supplier contact information latest developments and records within the CRM system
  • Monitor supplier performance, complete annual supplier assessment reviews and encourage continual improvement
  • Investigate any supplier complaints
  • Ensure that product specifications and material safety data sheets suppliers or products are received and approved by the quality manager prior to placement of a purchase order
  • Assist in resolving any invoice queries relating to prices and quantities
  • Provide market information to the commercial team such as import statistics on a monthly basis
  • Other duties as deemed reasonable

Person Specification:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a buying or commercial position.
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent Administration skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good Communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and exercise good time management
  • Ability to work as part of a team

To find out more about the Assistant Buyer position, please apply and we will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career within this industry with a collaborative, supportive and ambitious employer in Kent.

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  • Job Reference: 717075190-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Morgan Jones
    Morgan Jones
  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent