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Assistant Buyer

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Position: Assistant Buyer

Location: Manchester

Hours: Monday - Friday

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000p/a

Our client is a large manufacturing company based in Manchester who are looking for a Buyer to assist within the procurement department. The ideal candidate will have gained some experience with a similar role.


  • Manage the daily raw and indirect material procurement activities.
  • Ensure all systems are updated appropriately.
  • Expedite orders in line with the production plan to meet customers' expectations.
  • Work with the planner to identify risks to production and highlight them to seniors.
  • Attend and update the status in the daily production & planning meetings.
  • Work with the HOD to gain the best pricing and hedge material based on marketplace surveillance.
  • Work with HOD to ensure stock levels are kept at the appropriate level.
  • Minimise any material outages by liaising with the HOD and Technical department to source alternatives.
  • Work cost-saving projects as prescribed by the business and seek financial benefit during general activities.
  • Support HOD in general Procurement activities.

Skills and Experience

  • Ability to liaise with suppliers of all sizes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to ensure working relationships are created and maintained.
  • Negotiation skills and adaptive thinking are required.
  • Manufacturing background would be beneficial.
  • Proficient with Sage, Microsoft Office and especially Excel.

Please call Nicola at HR GO recruitment on 0151 3471110 or email your CV to


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