Assistant Buyers are responsible for administrative and financial related tasks for their organisation. They will support the Buyer and the rest of the Buying team in the organisation. Most larger organisations will have a Buying team ensuring they have the right products / materials to keep their business running.
If you feel you are a good negotiator with a good eye for a bargain, extremely organised, a great communicator and then this could be the career for you!
What makes a good Assistant Buyer?
It is often the Assistant Buyer’s responsibility to choose from a range of different products. Assistant Buyers will be tasked with finding the best price for products and will usually work to a budget, getting the best product for the best price is essential. To do this you must have excellent negotiation skills and therefore be able to build relationships quickly with suppliers and maintain this for future sales.
Other duties of as Assistant Buyer:
- Manage different aspects of supplier products
- Inspecting quality
- Arranging shipping costs
- Coordinate company purchases with other departments
- Authorise use of resources.
- Stock control
- Working to budgets
- Price negotiation
- Market research
- Working to tight deadlines
- Communicating between departments and with multiple suppliers
An Assistant Buyer’s role is very busy and will require a lot of multi-tasking and problem solving and can be very challenging at times. Often jobs will come in which require urgent attention, so the ability to prioritise is key.
You can expect to progress into a Buyer position from here. It is advisible to start thinking about the CIPS qualification as this will demonstrate your passion for the role and a career in Buying to any prospective employers. Learn more about this qualification.
The average salary for an Assistant Buyer in the East Midlands - £ 25,000 pa depending on experience, however this will also differ depending on the organisation.
Assistant Finance Manager
£28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Nottingham - Assistant Finance Manager - £30,000+ Brand new opportunity for an Assistant Finance Manager to join a company in north Nottingham. Cherry are recruiting this role exclusively. This is a real hands on, breadth of the business type role, where you'll get exposure from the top down and bottom up. As the Assistant Finance Manager, you'll hold responsibility for the Cash Flow, Cash Books, Finance queries, supporting the Management Accountant with month end and ad-hoc queries as they arise. Offering between £28,000 to £34,000 on an initial 12-month contract. The offices are modern and open plan, really driving communication in the organisation, which gives that feeling of everybody in it together. Finance team of eight (including the Finance Director) and lots of longevity in the business to help you get the right information when you have questions. Culturally they are moving towards pace and proactivity, so they're looking for likeminded colleagues. They want to do well, and they want people to care. Key Responsibilities; -Manage the Finance function and deputise for Financial Controller when needed -Month-end reporting -Monitor cash flow and report expected position -Reconcile cash books -Administer payroll -Ensure HMRC compliance with all PAYE & pension legislation -Manage credit control Other roles you may have applied for include Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, Group Accountant, Company Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Accountant, The role is commutable from Nottingham, Sheffield and Lincoln.
£18000 - £20000.00 per annum
Cherry Professional are recruiting for 2 Finance Assistants to join this well established business based Nottingham City Centre. Very much a forward thinking and expanding company who thrive within their area of expertise. Great opportunity to work within a close knit team and develop the roles into your own. Responsibilities: Processing invoices and organising for payment Liaising with suppliers and customers Generating invoices and updating the system accordingly Bank reconciliation duties Cashiering duties General administration duties as required Ideal Candidate: Good communication skills IT Literate with knowledge of excel Great attention to detail Experience of working within a fast paced environment Must be able to work additional hours when required Cherry Professional are working on behalf of their client Roles you may of applied for: Finance Assistant, Finance Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Administrator, Cashier
Castle Donington, Derbyshire
£19000 - £20000 per annum
Cherry Professional are currently recruiting for a market leading manufacturing business based near to Castle Donnington who are looking to recruit a finance assistant to join their business on a 12 month fixed term contract basis. The business have gone from strength to strength in recent years and have exciting growth plans in 2019, so now is a perfect time to join the team. This is a great opportunity to add an established brand to your CV and work for a company who really do value and reward their employees. Responsibilities: Enter supplier invoices and credits Query any disputed purchase invoices with the person responsible for ordering or the supplier Prepare invoices for payment and ensure they are signed off Identify invoices that need paid promptly and within credit terms Complete supplier reconciliation to ensure creditors listing is accurate Posting bank transactions across multiple currencies Assisting with closing the ledger at month end The ideal candidate: Background in a fast paced finance role Flexible and able to adapt to different tasks Desire to ensure tasks are seen through to completion SAP experience is desirable Proactive, challenging nature Good Team player Good communicator at all levels
£18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Cherry Professional are recruiting for a business based on Pride Park (Derby), who are seeking to employ an Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis. Our Client has a proven track record of success and have grown year on year. They are a huge player within their market place and are recognised by how the nurture and develop new members of the team. This position represents a brilliant opportunity for progression within a stable working environment. Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, the Accounts Assistant will be responsible in assisting with the smooth running of the finance department. Key Responsibilities: Processing purchasing invoices and orders Inputting purchase invoices into the system Organising supplier payments Generating sales invoices Chasing outstanding and overdue invoices Reconciliation of statements Assisting the Financial Controller with the month end close down. Ideal Person: A minimum of two years' experience working within a finance function Working knowledge of MS Excel Experience with Sage 200 or Sage 50 would be beneficial but not essential Strong attention to detail and accuracy Excellent organisational skills and have the ability to meet deadlines. The offer: Competitive salary of £18,000 to £22,000 per annum (DOE) Newly renovated office including onsite parking Great holiday and pension allowance Supportive team with an excellent working environment. Jobs you may have applied for include; Assistant Accountant, Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Bookkeeper, Sales Ledger Clerk or Accounts Administrator. Cherry Professional are recruiting this role on behalf of the Client.
Up to £18870.00 per annum
Cherry Professional are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant for a busy and well established business based North of Nottingham. This is a great opportunity to work within a small close knit team where you will be reporting directly to the Finance Manager, supporting a wide range of duties. Responsibilities: Purchase ledger, including matching invoices to purchase orders as well as ensuring correct coding Sales ledger duties, matching invoices to orders Bank statement reconciliation Liaison with internal staff to ensure correct allocation of expenditure Scanning orders, remittances, invoices and other documentation within sage Assisting on an adhoc basis with payroll duties General accounts related administration. Ideal Candidate: Good communication skills Problem solving duties Previous experience in an accounts related function IT Literate, ideally with excel and sage knowledge Team player Cherry Professional are working on behalf of their client Roles you may of applied for: Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Account Administrator, Accounts Assistant