Purchasing Assistant

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Our growing client based in Highbridge is currently looking for a Purchasing Assistant to join their procurement team on a full-time permanent basis.  Reporting into the Purchasing Manager, you will play a key role in ensuring effective purchasing for a fast paced factory environment.

Some key responsibilities include:

  • To assist the Purchasing Manager with the administrative tasks associated with the purchasing of components & materials for the business.
  • Send out Project enquiries, obtain timely quotes and share with the bid team.
  • Placement of Purchase Orders for stock items from replenishment lists
  • Challenge any stock min/max levels assisting improved availability and no stock outs.
  • Sourcing alternative products at competitive rates.
  • To carry out tasks which contribute to the sourcing of the required products and materials in the most cost effective, timely and efficient way.
  • Coordinate with the Purchasing Manager in any & all areas of crossover between Procurement & Purchasing.
  • To carry out assorted/ad-hoc task as directed by the Purchasing Manager.
  • Challenging price increases from suppliers and identify potential savings.
     

Key Skills

  • Good knowledge of MS Office applications including Excel, Power Point, Word, and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of working within a Purchasing environment
  • Good Commercial awareness with great attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication & people skills are essential to develop internal and external relationships.
  • Experience of purchasing preferably. Good training will be provided.
  • Have an organised approach with effective time management.
  • Able to work well under pressure, prioritise work accordingly and have the ability to meet deadlines.


Working hours are Monday to Friday 37.5 hours a week, and this role offers a competitive salary, 22 days (rising to 25 days) annual leave plus banks.


Change Recruitment Services Limited provides services as an Agency and an Employment Business, and is committed to equal opportunities for all candidates

Permanent
8 August 2022
Purchasing & Supply Chain
Purchasing & Supply Chain Administrator
Somerset, Highbridge
Competitive

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