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  • Job reference: 929892
  • Location: Oldham, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: Up to GBP25000 per annum
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Buyers, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 07/02/2020

Our client is a highly respected manufacturing company based in North West Manchester.

An existing interim opportunity has to come to market for an experienced Buyer seeking a 12 month FTC.

Day to day here's what you can expect;

  • To place purchase orders in a timely and professional manner in accordance with company and auditing requirements
  • To be a pro-active member of cross-functional teams to generate improvements across all areas
  • To investigate ways to reduce costs across all aspect of purchasing and resolve invoice problems
  • To manage and develop suppliers, their performance and strengthen relationship
  • To assist other departments with data collection and reportsPlace accurate Purchase Orders using a variety of methods (ERP and off-system payments) for all stock, non-stock and service requirements ensuring cost effective and timely delivery
  • Add new items to the ERP system, including setting Min/Max/ FLM levels, obtaining HTTC, weights and any other relevant information
  • Provide HTTC information for internal departments (monthly reports and ad hoc requirements)
  • Continually monitor Min/Max/FLM levels to ensure adequate stocks are available taking into account usage, lead-times and any other variable which may be a detriment to production
  • Continually review the Purchase Order system to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date and meet the requirements of the business making certain actions are in line with the needs of all auditing requirements (internal & external)
  • Provide timely and effective communication of purchase orders and information to suppliers and internal customers
  • Review of overall value offered by existing suppliers and carry our price comparisons with alternative suppliers, prepare reports on cost savings
  • Monitor supplier performance and take necessary actions
  • Minimise invoice problems due to purchasing/supplier errors and review invoice queries as required
  • Monitor purchases for spend against previous requirements
  • Provide purchasing and stock reports when required
  • Assist with the management of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required, by management, from time to time

Skills & Experience Required;

  • 2 years+ experience in a Buyer role
  • Creating reports and analysing data
  • Computer Literacy
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • A strong work ethic with an ability to work to deadlines

What's on offer;

  • Preferred start date - Mon 17TH February
  • 12 month FTC
  • Basic Salary - £25,000 + benefits

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.