Assistant Buyer

Location: Ely
Sector: Temporary & Interim, Supply Chain & Logistics
Job type: Full Time, Contract
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:00 – 16:30 with a 1-hour lunch break each day
Reward: £Negotiable
Start: ASAP

We are currently working with a forward-thinking manufacturing company who are looking to add an Assistant Buyer to their Supply Chain team, to assist with the management of key suppliers and vendors.  The business are looking for someone to join them on a fixed term contract for a period of 6 months, the role will involve interaction with various departments across the business so strong communication skills are key to this role.  If this sounds like the kind of position you are looking for, please contact me to discuss the role in more detail:


  • Working as part of the supply chain team, responsible for managing suppliers and vendors
  • Supporting production management and inventory/production requirements
  • Identification and procurement of products not on the company MRP system
  • Checking invoices for purchased stock and packaging materials
  • Management of live purchase orders to ensure supplier performance is achieved and maintained consistently
  • Accompanying the Senior Buyer on client visits where applicable and COVID rules permitting

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Experience working within a similar hands-on role within Manufacturing or Engineering – electronics or mechanical industry experience would be an advantage
  • Highly computer literate with good working knowledge of MS Office suite
  • MRP / ERP experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Able to find solutions to problems within a fast a passed production environment

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