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Assistant Buyer

Assistant Buyer

Job ID:  1823
Department:  Tooling & Supplies
Category:  Tooling & Supplies

Aberdeen, GB Great Yarmouth, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent

Company Overview

Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.


To understand more about day-to-day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com



Division Overview
Gibb Group is a leading supplier of MRO & PPE to the industrial and Energy sectors. Strategically located in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth to fulfil the needs of the oil & gas, marine & renewable industries, Gibb Group offers a complete supply solution.
We provide a complete supply solution, by not only having the ability to instantly supply a wide range of products, but also having the in-house technical expertise to advise and recommend fit-for-task products. We are also able to directly supply to our clients across the length and breadth of the UK via the network of Clarkson Port Services offices and our Forwarding division.


To learn more about Gibb Group, please visit us at www.gibbgroupltd.com


Role Summary
We are seeking an Assistant Buyer to join us in either our Aberdeen office or our Great Yarmouth office. The ideal candidate will have a background in procurement and a customer-centric approach.


What you will be doing
• Monitoring stock levels and sales orders to identify purchasing needs.
• Placing orders with suppliers for timely management of required stock.
• Tracking purchase orders to ensure timely delivery.
• Liaising with suppliers.
• Liaising with Sales department regarding product delays or potential supply issues.
• Liaising with Warehouse / Inventory team to ensure accuracy of stock.
• Supporting in the management of supplier relationships.
• Supporting with actions required to manage costs (product costs, operations costs, delivery costs, etc.).
• Liaising with Operations regarding product quality, management of required stock levels and availability.
• Supplier returns process.
• Supporting the Operations team with general admin duties when required.
• Liaising with Operations and Supply Chain for management of supplier or product issues.

• Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.


The Targets
• On Time In Full delivery from Suppliers
• Increased stock availability
• Reduction of inbound carriage costs


What we are looking for

Skills & Experience
• Experience within procurement
• Supply chain experience
• Customer-centric approach
• Excellent organisational and prioritising skills
• Good communication skills, able to build effective relationships
• Proactive and flexible approach to work and working hours when working to deadlines
• Self-starter who is able to multi-task
• Ready to embrace change and promote new concepts and methods
• High focus on accuracy and attention to detail
• Good IT / excel skills