Assistant Buyer

  • Location

    Workington, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £18360.00 - £26527.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 years

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer for our Client in the Nuclear Industry

The Candidate can be based either at Workington in Cumbria or Warrington.

The successful Candidate will work with Procurement Managers, Senior Buyers and Buyers to support the procurement of a wide range of goods and services.

The Assistant Buyer will provide administrative and analytical support to the procurement team in providing support and advice to the organisation, enabling them to secure best value through effective buying in line with Company procedures.

The Postholder will be fully supported and trained, on the job and through completion of relevant procurement training.


Gain an increasing understanding of procurement and its importance to an organisation
Produce monthly statistics and quarterly reports on procurement activity and project updates
Carry out Requests for Quotation (RfQ) for low level purchases
Engain Responsibilities:age with stakeholders across the organisation and act as first point of contact to the broader Company community on procurement issues
Maintain contract documentation, both electronic and physical, and contribute to the improvement of procedures
Support the procurement team and wider commercial team on specified tasks, such as project meetings, set up of team meetings, maintaining project plans etc
Undertake all relevant training to become a super-user of the e-tendering system (CTM) and support users of the system
Support the promotion and use of Company procurement and commercial procedures
Use Agresso system to issue Purchase Orders to suppliers, liaise with other departments to ensure Goods receipts are completed and invoices are paid
Select appropriate contract terms & conditions for a controlled supply set in accordance with authorisation policies
Knowledge of supply chain in particular framework / bundle agreements
Release discrete low value / low risk Purchase Orders and those under framework agreements up to £25K
Processing of higher value Purchase Orders where requested for authorisation as per delegated authorities
Progress One Card requirements in line with the set guidance and controls
Ensure adherence to all legislative, regulatory and company procedures and standards e.g. health, safety, quality, risk, security


* Good Communication skills, both verbal and written
* Customer service skills
* Ability to effectively deal with a diverse range of people
* Ability to solve problems
* Ability to work to deadlines
* Ability to work as part of a team
* Good organisational skills
* Attention to detail
* Ability to follow instructions
* Good standard of literacy and numeracy
* Good IT Skills and use of internet/social media
* Ability to use Microsoft office, particularly Word and Excel