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Assistant Buyer

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Job Introduction

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join the Procurement department at BRUSH Transformers based in Loughborough. The successful candidate is responsible for a portfolio of procurement activity across a variety of materials, commodities, and services.

The role requires a proactive and logical mode of engagement to ensure the maximum yield from a complex supply chain and for ensuring all production part requirements are met on-time, to the specified quality, with zero scope creep, at the lowest cost.

Role Responsibility

  • To ensure the most cost effective and efficient inflow of materials and services through the application of purchasing best practice in accordance with BRUSH operating principles.
  • Review and contribute to the delivery of personal, departmental, and business metrics and KPIs.
  • Prepare and provide constructive contributions with team meetings that develop the business and department agenda as well as enhancing personal and team development.
  • Responsible for the transaction of all MRP requirements in accordance with business stream outputs to a wide range of suppliers.
  • Validating MRP output and managing demand patterns into the business.
  • Progressing and expediting of all deliveries to BRUSH from vendors.
  • Responsible for all Supplier Delivery schedules and all Production requirements through open order book, expediting and pegging report management.
  • To aid progression you will be given Accountability for a small number of commodities and/or suppliers assigned with support from a nominated Buyer / Senior Buyer.
  • Support Vendor benchmarking and contribute to Vendor change.
  • Support and prepare background information to aid Buyers in negotiation across the complete portfolio (RFI / Q preparation and background information gathering).
  • Assist with sending out enquiries for appropriate materials, collate and prepared quotations for the relevant buyer.
  • Adjusting order coverage in place / issuing orders to maintain the adequate supply of goods and rescheduling orders according to the build and master schedule production plans.
  • Monitoring and reporting of vendor performance (both within BRUSH and to supplier).
  • Work closely with the buyers to set up and managing an array of procurement and replenishment modes.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of key business parameters within MRP.
  • Internal Production point of contact for all supply updates, issues, and concerns. (Shortage / Pegging Report Ownership).
  • Identification of contract and vendor consolidation opportunities.
  • Deliver an exceptional level of customer experience to all touch points.
  • Contribute to the Creation, development and maintenance of the purchasing and supplier plans, segmentation matrices, cost reduction plans etc.
  • Contribute and populate data within SPM and SRM scorecards were required.
  • Participate in progress / status review meetings (internally and externally) and in vendor audits where required.

The Ideal Candidate


  • A-C GCSE in Maths & English.
  • Industry exposure within engineering and/or productions environment would be an advantage.
  • Procurement Experience desirable.



  • Computer literate with the ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to work with all recognised IT systems including proficiency of use in Microsoft Office applications, (Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, etc.) and internet/intranet applications.
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Capacity planning
  • Reporting and negotiation skills desirable.
  • Ability to use conceptual thinking and awareness to generate new ideas desirable.
  • Experience of fast paced manufacturing and / or purchasing department desirable.



  • Knowledge of MRP & MRP II Systems.
  • Familiarity with material specifications & technical drawings desirable.
  • Familiar with product design and manufacturing processes desirable.



  • Ability to develop good supplier relationships.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in commercial business and purchasing practices would be an advantage.
  • Supply chain control – internal and external desirable.
  • Familiar and competent in Manufacturing Database Systems desirable.
  • Experience in sourcing and procurement desirable.
  • Commercial awareness desirable.

About the Company

The BRUSH Group is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of generators above 20MVA. With a comprehensive range of products and services including transformers, switchgear and control & monitoring systems, BRUSH is your ideal partner for electric power generation, distribution monitoring and control.

BRUSH has been a key figure within Electrical Engineering for over 130 years, offering a wide range of ‘electrical machines’, and providing our customer chain with the highest calibre equipment and after sales service.

Here at BRUSH we are very proud to offer:

  • A very competitive salary
  • Private Pension
  • Overnight/daily allowances (for certain roles)
  • Company vehicle (for certain roles)
  • Great development opportunities


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Please note that BRUSH Group does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters of employment agencies. Without the authorisation of the Group Talent Acquisition Manager to submit CVs for that role, BRUSH Group will not agree to payment of any referral or recruiter fee.

In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a CV or candidate, without the prior authorisation of the Group Talent Acquisition Manager, BRUSH Group explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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