Assistant Buyer

  • Full Time
  • Derby

Barron McCann Ltd is an independent IT Service Provider offering a range of IT support services from help desk through to rapid response on-site repair and maintenance; our customers are some of the most prestigious names on the high street.

This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join the Procurement team at BMc Derby. The role is for someone who has strong administration and excellent organisational skills.


  • Work with the Workshop to identify and source parts and components to support hardware repairs
  • Support the demand planning function to optimise the stock portfolio across the business
  • Support the Sales team on sourcing IT hardware for Customer Orders at the best price
  • Support the continual service improvement programme across suppliers within your defined category
  • Drive the cost price reduction and terms improvement programme within your defined category of goods
  • Measure and report on the performance criteria for your suppliers
  • Support the on-boarding and termination processes for all approved supplier changes
  • Support the completion of internal procurement tickets, ensuring timely updates and completion
  • Support all sourcing requests from Sales Team to deliver new equipment for our customers
  • Support new line creation on the internal system
  • Set up new suppliers on the internal system as requested by the Buyers
  • To support the analysis and review of usage/demand data from Workshop

Essential Skills

  • Experience in working within a Procurement function is desired
  • Experience in working with distributors, wholesalers and producers is preferred
  • Working with internal systems, with a strong knowledge in Excel is important
  • Working with technical drawings is an advantage

Desired Skills

  • A positive, self-driven, hardworking and inquisitive mind-set
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical skills with high competency in Excel
  • Excellent organisational skills – prioritisation, workload management
  • Ability to process information with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to build and maintain good working relationships with internal Customers and Suppliers
  • Able to work efficiently as part of a team but also confident enough to work individually
  • A flexible and adaptable approach with an ability to work under pressure to specified timelines