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Assistant Buyer

Venatu Recruitment Group are working with a company based in Doncaster

  • Location: Doncaster
  • Salary: £23,000 - £28,000pa
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 9 February 2019
  • Ref: 900648


  • Undertake the operational procurement at plant level as directed by the site Purchasing Managers, Buyers or Category Managers
  • Provide flexible cover for the Purchasing team regarding holidays and sickness
  • Monitor and progress purchase requisitions daily/ request and or follow up the supplier quotations including price and delivery lead times
  • Convert purchase requisitions into purchase orders in SAP and issue to the supplier in a timely manner
  • Input supplier order acknowledgements in SAP, against the relevant purchase order
  • Proactively manage supplier delivery schedules to ensure there are no manufacturing delays due to late deliveries of purchased components and/ or services
  • When required provide SAP training to individuals on a one to one basis or in larger groups
  • Support Head of Procurement and Category Managers with requests for new supplier set-up and lease with the central team for inclusion on Approved Supplier List and in SAP.


  • A strong knowledge of SAP and experience of working in a SAP based ordering system
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Calming presence and a high degree of patience
  • Excellent understanding of procurement tools and techniques
  • A minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English
  • Strong communicator and confidence dealing with suppliers and internal customers


  • Monday to Thursday 8.30 to 5pm and Friday 8.30 to 3.15pm

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