Assistant Buyer

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Salary Description
Negotiable on experience
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Joerns Healthcare is a leading manufacturer and national service provider of patient handling and wound care products to the Healthcare Industry.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with 1700 employees throughout North America and Europe.

As the UK Assistant Buyer you will be required to assist the Purchasing Manager with responsibilities such as ensuring adequate stock levels are held to meet Customer demand.  You will be expected to report daily on stock levels and raise and process orders.

Reports to: Purchasing Manager

Contract: Permanent

Hours of Work: Monday - Thursday - 08.30am - 5.00pm and Friday - 09.00am - 12.00pm.

Salary & Benefits: Salary Negotiable on Experience, 25 Days annual leave, plus bank holidays, Company private Pension plus autoenrollment pension, Healthcare cash plan, life insurance, free parking, corporate events

Start date: Position available immediately

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Working in a team of 4 which consists of a Buyer and a Junior Buyer, you will:

  • Manage supplier relationships, dealing with order queries & invoice queries, outstanding orders, urgent requirements, providing forecast data
  • Raise purchase orders to suppliers through Exact Globe and Slimstock
  • Review out of stock parts and chase accordingly, reviewing and negotiating all Freight options 
  • Support with current projects liaising with suppliers and dealing with DCO’s, providing bi-weekly updates to the Senior management team
  • Communicate internally, providing updates on Inventory and shipments to the core Operations of the Business
  • Help manage the shared purchasing inbox, ensuring all emails are answered within a reasonable time frame
  • Support with Imports – Previous knowledge preferred / understanding of Imports process, however training will be provided


  • Confident dealing both with internal colleagues and suppliers
  • Excellent communication skills verbally and written
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Team player – be able to work well as part of a team, but also use their own initiative when required.
  • Methodical and good attention to detail
  • A minimum of 1 year of purchasing experience is preferred
  • High proficiency in Excel and Outlook
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