Assistant Buyer

Energy Logistics

A vacancy has arisen for an Assistant Buyer within 80:20 Procurement Services Ltd.

This is an administrative role, the function of which is to ensure deadlines are met and to be responsible for aspects of procurement related activities against client requirements and contract, including liaising with clients both onshore and offshore to ensure their needs are met and that supply of goods and services are to their satisfaction. Responsibilities include processing customer enquiries and orders, assisting with sourcing, selecting and negotiating the best purchase packages with suppliers.

Candidates should have experience in Microsoft Office packages and will have previously worked within a similar role, having gained a good understanding of procurement processes. Experience in Sage 200 and/or Microsoft Dynamics AX would be advantageous.

 Roles & responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients, supplier and internal stakeholders.

  • Process customer enquiries.

  • Strong sourcing skills - Ability to identify the manufacturer of the goods and source direct.

  • Strong technical skills - Ability to identify the manufacturer, source the goods direct or offer alternatives.

  • Placing purchase orders on suppliers to fulfil customers requirements.

  • Achieve material delivery and process deadlines.

  • Ensure compliance with company and client quality management system.

  • Secondment of procurement and technical support to third parties.

  • Attend client / supplier meetings if required.

  • Supplier contract management.

  • Introduce cost saving measures and alternative stock lines.

  • Margin management with an aim to move client to cost less.

  • Sourcing and procurement of stock items.

  • Review of month end stock results and offer feedback.

  • Assist with tender pricings as and when required.

  • Ensure that all procedures are compiled with and all actions are auditable.

  • Ensure that all procedures in relation to the transportation of dangerous goods are complied with.

  • Ability to work within a busy department and cope with the pressure of meeting demanding targets and working to tight deadlines.

  • Answering of telephones.

  • Assist with other duties in the sales office as required.


We are a global procurement team, specialising in non-strategic, high volume, low-value items as well as ad-hoc procurement.

We help clients better manage their tail spend, drive efficiencies with our e-procurement technology and allow buying teams more time to focus on high-value strategic purchasing.


How to Apply

Please click at 'Apply for this job' to upload your resume. For further information please contact:

Craig Lawie | 07788316354 |
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