Junior Buyer

22 November 20212021-11-22
Swindon, Wiltshire
£22,000 – £24,000 Per Annum
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Junior Buyer

Swindon, Wiltshire

£22,000 – £24,000 Per Annum

Our client, who is a leading and trusted manufacturer, is looking for a Junior Buyer to join their team! The right candidate will need to be focused, proactive with excellent communication skills and to administer to a professional level.

Junior Buyer Role:

  • Reporting to the Senior Buyer
  • Support the Supply chain team with order placement and PO management, placing expensive orders within your remit

Junior Buyer Goal:

  • Assist the supply chain team to organise buying of purchased components and subcontract supplier services
  • You will be responsible for supplier order book management and professional supplier relationship management
  • General administration and filing must be kept up to date
  • Supporting documentation processes will also be helpful in areas of cost controls (MPV) and import documentation and freight cost management

Junior Buyer Role Objectives:

  • Place purchase orders in a timely manner and expediting these to ensure delivery on time
  • Order acknowledgements to be vetted in line with the MRP screens to ensure the delivery date is correct and on time. Also check price acknowledged is the agreed price on the purchase order
  • Aid and expediting as require and when appropriate to the department
  • Book in parts delivered to off-site supplier locations
  • Delivery of continuous improvements in administration including quality and service
  • Proactively communicate exceptions to the Supply Chain Management
  • Ensure you are available for Stocktake on an annual basis
  • Manage open purchase orders and correspondence

Junior Buyer Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Good understanding of supplier documentation and delivery processes
  • Good understanding of manufacturing environments (desirable)
  • Understanding of MRP systems
  • Professional approach


  • 25-day annual leave holiday plus stator
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Employee benefits scheme

Hours of Work:

0730 – 1630 Monday – Thursday

0730 – 1245 Fridays

The right candidate will be expected to vary their time between two Swindon sites (within 15 minutes of each other)


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