Assistant Buyer

Location: Aberdeen

Closing Date: Until filled


Main Purpose

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Buyer on a temporary basis for maternity cover. We are looking for a candidate with strong administrative experience and communication skills to join our team and provide support to the Purchasing function.

Key Responsibilities

These will include, but not be limited to,

  • Placing purchase orders including but not limited to: materials, service, travel
  • Expediting purchase orders to ensure material is delivered on time
  • Dealing with invoice / PO queries
  • Updating relevant systems regarding stock usage
  • Monitoring supplier delivery schedules; monitor the flow of materials and components to conform to production schedules
  • Monitoring and review supplier on time delivery and tackle any challenges or late deliveries
  • Ensuring any inconsistencies with orders are resolved in a timely manner
  • Conferring with relevant departments to eliminate difficulties and delays
  • Working closely with the Accounts department to rectify invoice queries


Minimum Expectations

  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable Expectations

  • Experience in business operations, typically 2 years +

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate ability to take responsibility and ownership of given tasks
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to develop ideas and solve problems creatively
  • Highly motivated with ability to build close working relationships internally and externally


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