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Purchasing Assistant

£26000 - £27000 per annum + benefits

A Purchasing Assistant is required for a local firm to support the Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, taking ownership of buying processes & liaising with key suppliers.

What will the Purchasing Assistant be doing?

  • Manage purchase orders and place with suppliers to progress to delivery
  • Monitor stock levels & customer demand to identify raw goods to be ordered
  • Monitor usage patterns, review stock control, buying trends
  • Maintain the works order process and forecast account
  • Prepare and issue monthly purchasing reports.
  • Maintain daily contact and relationships with suppliers, occasional visits
  • Manage & purchase indirect products and services, workwear & safety equipment.
  • Manage stock to meet current demands and supplier lead times.

What does the Purchasing Assistant need?

  • Live locally 10 mile radius and drives
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a Purchasing role
  • Experience of material purchasing in a Production (or Manufacturing) environment
  • Intermediate use of Microsoft packages
  • Ambition to progress career and training
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

What's on offer for the Purchasing Assistant?

  • Salary up to £27,000
  • Parking
  • Hybrid working for the foreseeable - 2 days from home
  • Holidays 23 days + shut down between Christmas/New Year
  • Pension
  • Training program