Special Buying Purchasing Assistant

1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Gillingham, Kent
£18000 - £22000/annum
07 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Special Buying Purchasing Assistant

This role will suit someone focused on being part of a team to control and improve the efficiency of the department’s activities. You will be capable of managing an open order book across a range of approved suppliers and approximately 10,000 stock keeping units (SKU); focused on timely delivery and proactive communication to the Specialty Buyer on supply chain risks. You will be highly organised, with the ability to carry out several tasks in parallel with differing priorities and differing timescales. You will be familiar with customs processes and inbound freight terms and be able to ensure the organisation complies with relevant import regulations.

Key Attributes
• Customer Service
• Excellent influencing skills
• Well organised
• Process Driven / Methodical
• Analytical / Logical
• Creative / Innovative
• Commercially aware
• Collaborative nature
• Clear communicator

Essential duties and responsibility:

1. Purchasing administration across 8 countries, 11 distribution centres
2. Freight/customs management/commodity codes
3. Expediting
4. Receiving into the system
5. System maintenance
6. Queries & SNC management
7. Filing and general administration
8. Participate in special projects and perform other duties as required.

1-3 years Administration experience, preferably within the purchasing team of an International multi-based company
Experience of an ERP system, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Powerpoint
European languages would be an advantage, but not essential