Assistant Buyer

Assistant Buyer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Assistant Buyer to join our team.


  • Assist the buyer in all aspects of the buying process through attending buying appointments with the buyer;
  • Responsible for negotiation of terms and conditions with assigned suppliers;
  • Check inventory stocks physically or through automated systems to validate that restocking is in order;
  • Promotional programs;
  • Preparation and analysis of weekly and monthly reports;
  • Arranging order deliveries to various sites across the region within specific time-frames;
  • Ad hoc procurement and project work;
  • To work with marketing to deliver all appropriate information onto the website;
  • Assist in identifying suitable suppliers and obtaining quotes;
  • Effectively liaising with site managers and suppliers;
  • Maintaining relationships with suppliers;
  • To correspond with all production personnel in respect to goods ordered and ensure FIFO is followed;
  • Using MS software including Excel spreadsheet and be quick to learn a complex bespoke system;
  • Sales reporting;
  • Ownership of ranges.


  • Must be able to facilitate and organise the procurement of manufactured parts;
  • Ability to commit to foreign travel as required;
  • Good judgment and decision making skills;
  • Pro-active and able to show initiative/ideas to constantly improve the company’s products;
  • Proven commercial experience of trading in a fast paced and reactive environment;
  • Keen eye for detail;
  • Previous buying experience in a retail environment;
  • Graduate or equivalent;
  • Discreet, professional and with excellent communication skills;
  • Be proactive and work to tight deadlines;
  • Contract and price negotiation experience;
  • A background in Construction is beneficial;
  • Manage and expedite supplier deliveries and any reschedule requirements;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Experience of SAGE and or Oracle.

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