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Procurement Assistant/Buyer - 12-Month FTC - London

c. £30,000 + Benefits Package - Procurement
Ref: 99 Date Posted: Tuesday 22 Jan 2019
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I am working with a business that is owned by two very well-known electronics manufacturers, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company specializes in industrial electric and automation systems for industrial plants. They develop and produce power electronics apparatus, electric motors, drives and uninterruptible power supplies.

They are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Procurement Assistant/ Buyer to join the Procurement team based near Uxbridge.

The main duties would be:

  • Prepare/issue requests for proposals, quotations, PO to suppliers in accordance to the operating procedures and ERP System
  • Data input and maintaining data integrity on the system database
  • Monitor suppliers’ progress and liaise with internal customers, suppliers and other departments to ensure on-time delivery and within specifications
  • Work with the Procurement Manager on developing solutions to all risks and issues and dependencies related to deliveries
  • Support implementation and work closely with the project team ensuring smooth delivery of projects with no negative impact on suppliers or operational activities

Skills and experience we are looking for:

  • Proficient in English, strong communication (written and oral) skills – Competent in another European language or Japanese would also be highly beneficial
  • High level of PC literacy; all MS Office applications
  • Strong planning, co-ordination and organizational skills
  • Must possess a strong customer service orientation and sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of value chain management, as well as procurement and supply management principles and practices
  • Ability to read Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical) Drawing is a strong advantage
  • Knowledge in an industrial/renewable sector is an advantage
  • HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Engineering, or Manufacturing processes


This is a great opportunity for someone who is beginning in Procurement, who has a strong passion to learn and develop.


This role is a 12-month fixed term contract (FTC) which has the potential to go Permanent at the end. They are paying a competitive salary of c. £30,000 depending on experience, as well as a great benefits package.


Please apply with your current CV if you’d like to know more information.