Harrison Scott Associates

Buyer / Assistant Buyer

Basic £25-28k
18 Jan 2021
18 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type


We have an opportunity for a Buyer/Buying assistant to work within the procurement team of a long-established, well renowned £multi-million cleaning product company. This role will assume responsibility for the Procurement, Sourcing and Scheduling of Raw Materials, Finished Products and Services from the UK, Europe and Far East.



  • Raising Purchase Orders on our SAP MRP system
  • Interpreting forecast changes/amendments & impact on raw material stock availability
  • Addressing stock/Invoice queries
  • Liaising with supplier via phone/e-mail
  • Requesting/organising sample shipments
  • Checking documentation/arranging payment for imported products
  • Updating import delivery reports and liaising with our Freight Forwarders/Warehouses to allocate deliveries/bookings,
  • Maintenance of Integrity of information on SAP system
  • Creation of New Product Codes and input into SAP
  • Liaising with Sales/Marketing/Logistics Departments regarding stock availability issues.
  • Undertake any other reasonable request as required by management

Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes

  • Purchasing Experience in a manufacturing ideally non FMCG and/or importing environment
  • Proven experience of using SAP would be a distinct advantage
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Proven experience in using Ms Excel
  • Conscientious, reliable and can demonstrate great attention to detail
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English Language/Mathematics
  • Enthusiastic, able to work on own initiative and resilient

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