Purchasing Assistant / Buyer

Posted 22/05/2024 by Team Jobs - Commercial

Poole, Dorset
£30,000 - £35,000/annum

Do you enjoy being responsible for sourcing and purchasing materials, products, and services to meet a company's needs?

TeamJobs are looking for an experienced Purchasing Assistant / Buyer to join our clients team based in Poole. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in supply chain management, with knowledge of various systems.

  • £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
  • Monday to Friday
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free onsite parking


  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers based on quality, price, delivery, and service.
  • Negotiate contracts and terms with suppliers to ensure favourable pricing and conditions.
  • Monitor inventory levels and collaborate with internal teams to forecast demand.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials and products.
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases, pricing, and inventory levels.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop sourcing strategies.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and market conditions to make informed purchasing decisions.


  • Relevant CIPS qualification is desirable.
  • Proven experience as a Buyer or in a similar procurement role.
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management.
  • Proficiency in using supply chain management software and Microsoft Office suites.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to secure favourable terms and pricing.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise tasks effectively.


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