Assistant Buyer - Totalkare
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Assistant Buyer

Posted on: 15 August 2023
Closing date: 26th August 2023


A fantastic opportunity awaits an experienced individual to join a thriving and continuously growing company as an Assistant Buyer.

Your primary responsibility would be providing administrative and purchasing assistance to the Purchasing Manager while supporting the Internal Sales team. You will work in a dynamic office environment and report directly to the Purchasing Manager.

Job Role

The job entails managing purchase orders and related documentation, coordinating with various departments, and maintaining accurate stock levels and records. As the Assistant Buyer you will work with the Purchasing Manager to grow sales, maximise profits and provide a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices.

You would be responsible for communicating with internal teams about stock arrival and expectancies, orders, and supporting warehousing. We are searching for a candidate with strong organisational abilities who can bring energy to the team.

The Package

  • Salary range of £26,000 – £30,000 depending on experience
  • 37 Hour working week.
  • 25 Days Holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Full initial training
  • Further development opportunities
  • Modern offices with excellent facilities
  • Incremental increases in holiday entitlement
  • “Ministry of Fun” social activities funded by the business.
  • Stakeholder Pension scheme
  • Medicash Benefits, e.g. dental, private GP, optical, physio etc.
  • Employee Assistance Programme Help@Hand
  • Critical illness cover
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Long service awards
  • On-site gym facilities
  • Full-time, permanent

Key Duties and Responsibilities


As an Assistant Buyer your essential duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Administrative duties including purchase orders processing and expediting.
  • Sales forecasting and replenishment ordering
  • Source alternative and new suppliers to ensure competitive purchasing prices.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with existing and new suppliers.
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure an efficient supply chain.
  • Monitor and understand competitor value proposition and pricing.


We are passionate about equipment for commercial vehicle workshops and care about our people and want them to grow and develop with us. We appreciate hard work and good values ahead of experience, although it’s great if you have both.

We want to involve our people in the decisions that affect them. This is our CAUSE. We want our employees to feel Challenged to improve and progress, Appreciated by their colleagues and managers, United to work together towards our common goals, Secure in their job, and Empowered to make the decisions they need to make.

What we need you to have

Our growing company welcomes anyone willing to learn and adapt. To be a good Assistant Buyer, you must communicate well, listen to customers, and be organised. You should be patient and helpful, pay attention to details, and work well with others. You must be professional and keep critical information private. It’s also essential to be cheerful and willing to learn.

While we consider all applicants, the following experiences are highly desirable for the Assistant Buyer position:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration with the broader team and other departments is essential.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office apps and modern cloud-based CRM systems is essential. Knowledge of NetSuite is desirable.
  • Previous Experience in a Purchasing Role
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to create and understand detailed reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable working in cross functional company with interaction with other business streams.
  • Problem solving, time management and prioritisation skills for day to day tasks.

Our teams will say you’re

  • Knowledgeable and expert
  • Responsible and accountable for your performance
  • Incredibly customer focused
  • Pragmatic
  • Open and collaborative
  • Responsive
  • A clear communicator

How to apply

Please submit your CV and Covering Letter to or apply on indeed.