Assistant Buyer

Assistant Buyer

Job Description

Job ID: 19634
Job Function: Purchasing
Job Term: Permanent
Job Region: UK & Europe
Posted Date: 2 Sep 2022

Job Overview

Working alongside the Buyer and the Purchasing Team Leader, supporting the management of a specific group of suppliers & commodities consistent with the expectations and objectives (Quality, Service, Cost) of TVS.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and implement cost savings projects that contribute to the overall achievement of the departmental objectives
  • Supplier relationships management
  • Maintain the Indirect Contracts Log
  • Prepare tender documents for Indirect spend categories
  • Process Purchase Order Requests for Indirect Spend
  • Manage RFQ’s and other requests from clients
  • Support the operational supply function with problem resolution
  • Resolve invoice queries in line with business needs
  • Develop value adding relationships with cross functional departments and suppliers
  • Maintain the day to day running of the purchasing process ensuring compliance across the business.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous experience of working on commodity sourcing strategies- driving cost reduction.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Intermediate level in Excel
  • Strong administration skills
  • Commercial analysis
  • Numerate
  • Professional and ethical in approach
  • Commercial awareness
  • Continuous improvement
  • Team player
  • Results driven
  • Computer literate, experience of ERP an advantage



In return for your hard work, we offer excellent career progression opportunities and a professional environment where you can acquire, use, and continue developing your skills.


Your package will include:


  • Competitive Salary and pension scheme with life assurance
  • 25 Days Holiday (plus 8 statutory Bank Holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme supporting wellness with immediate access to:
    1. GP consultation and second opinions
    2. Mental health support
    3. Financial and Legal support
    4. Wellbeing and healthy living support
  • Employee referral scheme with financial reward
  • Professional Membership and Study Sponsorship
  • Pass scheme (£100 to undertake training of your choice)
  • Subsidised canteen


At TVS SCS we encourage and support our employees to realise their potential. They are empowered to take initiative and achieve high impact results that really make a difference to our business and our customers.


Where we are:

Our head office is based at a purpose built, state of the art distribution facility on Buckshaw Village in Chorley with excellent transport links to the M61 and M6 plus a mainline train station less than a mile away. The office has on site parking, shower facilities for those who brave the elements on a bike or on foot and a subsidised canteen.


We are currently operating on a hybrid working basis, there will however be a period of time at the start of your employment spent fully working in our office, familiarising yourself with our systems and processes.


About TVS:

TVS Supply Chain Solutions are a world leading supply chain and logistics services provider, implementing innovative supply chain solutions as true partners with a broad range of blue chip organisations worldwide. Our clients operate in diverse sectors such as Defence, Utilities, Automotive, Rail and Beverage but they all have time-sensitive, business critical missions to deliver and TVS are an essential and integral component in their performance – with our help they achieve their business goals.


If you require any adjustments to allow you take a full and active part in the selection process, please notify us as part of your application. Please note TVS Supply Chain Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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