Assistant Buyer

Assistant Buyer

Job Description

Job ID: 29806
Job Function: Purchasing
Job Term: Permanent
Job Region: UK & Europe
Posted Date: 31 Jan 2024

Job Overview

In collaboration with the Buyer and under the guidance of the Purchasing Manager, this role is dedicated to managing a specific portfolio of suppliers and commodities, including assisting in overseeing indirect business spend, in alignment with TVS’ quality, service, and cost objectives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and execute cost-saving initiatives contributing to departmental objectives.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders to enhance collaboration and performance.
  • Maintain the Indirect Contracts Log to ensure accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Prepare comprehensive tender documents for Indirect spend categories with the guidance of the buyers.
  • Process Purchase Order Requests for Indirect Spend, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Handle RFQs and other client requests efficiently.
  • Provide support to operational supply functions in resolving issues and optimizing processes.
  • Address invoice queries in accordance with business needs.
  • Foster value-added relationships with cross-functional departments and suppliers.
  • Ensure the day-to-day adherence to purchasing processes and promote compliance across the organization.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous experience in developing commodity sourcing strategies with a focus on cost reduction is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate effective collaboration.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Excel for data analysis and reporting.
  • Strong administration skills to manage documentation and processes.
  • Ability to conduct commercial analysis to inform decision-making.
  • Numerate with a keen understanding of financial principles.
  • Professional and ethical approach to business dealings.
  • Commercial awareness to navigate market dynamics and industry trends.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in processes and outcomes.
  • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Results-driven mindset to meet and exceed objectives.
  • Computer literate, with experience in ERP systems considered 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)
  • Holiday buy-back scheme (5 additional days available)
  • 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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Professional Membership and Study Sponsorship
  • Pass scheme (£100 to undertake training of your choice)


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.


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.

TVS have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a forces friendly employer.

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