We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join our team at Ability Matters Group.
The Ability Matters Group (AMG) is a market leading international healthcare products and services provider, operating primarily in areas that enhance mobility and accessibility including orthotics, prosthetics and wheelchairs. We have in excess of 60 sites across the UK and Ireland, as well as operations in France, The Netherlands and Sweden; employing approximately 700+ staff.
The role holder will perform administrative tasks as part of the Purchasing department of Ability Matters Group, mainly but not limited to direct and indirect material procurement, supplier management, inventory control and returned product analysis.
Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
Placing of purchase orders via ERP system for direct and indirect materials
Ensure that all purchase orders placed are accurate and in-line with agreed purchasing processes
Continual reviewing of aging stock with a view to highlighting opportunities or concerns
Running outstanding purchase order report to manage delivery expectations.
Help to maintain Item Cards with latest supplier information such as lead- time and pricing.
Build relations with Existing and new suppliers
Working closely with the ware house department and customer service department to ensure smooth end to end communication is achieved
Work with the Product Management and Commercial teams with regards to new product introduction/ promotions.
What experience you will need:
Good understanding of English –Written and Verbal
At least 2 years’ experience in an administrative or customer service role
Firm knowledge and understanding of business environment and requirements
Able to build and develop effective relationships with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Understanding importance of a quality management system
Capable of using new ERP systems
Demonstrable ability to analyse, review and improve processes
Able to prioritise, plan and organise efficiently
CIPS level 1 or above
Business and Administration level 1 or above
Experience in a purchasing / procurement role
Understanding of purchase and supply chain principles
Experience with working with suppliers to ensure service lead times are achieved
Experience of working within the medical device industry and an understanding of ISO13485 preferable.