Assistant Buyer

Job Ref: Assistant Buyer-09-01
Type: Admin / Finance

Location: Glenrothes


Proclad Group have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join their UK Procurement team in Glenrothes. The role demands accuracy, diligence, resilience and would suit a self-motivated individual.

A market competitive salary will be offered dependant on experience. Benefits of employment include 33 days holiday per year on a pro rata basis (including public holidays), an employer pension contribution of 5% of salary and life assurance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop strong relationships with the supply chain to ensure the timely delivery of documentation and material / equipment.
  • Ensure all systems are up to date and correct to allow for other functions to complete tasks in good time
  • Challenge suppliers regarding pricing, terms and delivery to ensure best outcome for the business.
  • Must maintain a proactive role and the ability to show initiative for project success.
  • Miscellaneous small value purchasing for Maintenance, Health and Safety and Production.
  • Sub contract order placement.
  • Research facilitation to find miscellaneous items not regularly purchased.
  • Specification preparation for quotation.
  • Engineering experience of preferable in the oil & gas industry.
  • Understand the complexities of the order; what is being purchased and when key deliverables (vendor performance, material specification, sub-con services, quality) etc.
  • Project experience & support of bespoke & major projects essential.
  • You will be responsible for working in conjunction with the wider business and the overseeing the effective execution and administration of purchase orders.
  • Ensuring internal links between sales, procurement, production and projects in a clear & concise manner.
  • To undertake additional duties as may be requested by management or required by the needs of the business.
  • You ideally will have people and project management experience. Able to use Word and have a good level of Excel together with excellent numerical skills, be enthusiastic, self-motivated and be able to prioritise own workload.
  • You should preferably have a qualification in Supply Chain Management and or Expediting or working towards a recognizable qualification.
  • MRP or ERP experience would be desirable.
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines & prioritise with excellent attention to detail, having excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Commitment to the success of the overall Project and be accountable for its success.
  • Good team player and awareness of all department links & processes.
  • Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal, at all levels systems and reporting mechanisms to senior management.
  • Prime focus should be given to ensure the business / individual responds to changes in demand and supply to maintain a commercially responsive flow of goods through active management of the supply chain.


Essential Experience

  • Have experience in Procurement.
  • Have experience in Microsoft Office packages but be especially competent in Excel.
  • Have experience co-ordinating between various internal stakeholders
  • Challenging suppliers regarding issues raised


Desirable Experience

  • 2 years working within a Purchasing team
  • Experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Problem solver.
  • Analytically minded and a minimum of intermediate Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work under minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and take ownership of tasks.


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