Purchasing Assistant

Haywood Knight
Bicester, Abingdon, Witney
£26000 - £30000/annum
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Purchasing Assistant

Haywood Knight are recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant to join a busy purchasing team placing purchase orders, sourcing quotes from suppliers and providing administrative support to the Purchasing team.

Key Responsibilities:

* To obtain quotations for and issue purchase orders
* Review the MRP report for raising of purchase orders, manage order dates, delivery acknowledgements, order amendments and associated documentation
* Stock checks
* Ensuring that all PO data is accurate and up to date
* To be responsible and accountable in dealing with supplier delivery discrepancies in a swift and timely manner and advise suppliers in writing, of any delivery issues
* Undertake any other duties appropriate to your skill levels from time to time to meet the needs of the business

Key Skills:

* Customer focused with a flexible approach, and able to work to tight deadlines
* Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a purchasing environment
* Excellent communication skills, oral and written, with an excellent telephone manner
* Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain and build relationships
* Highly organized and have administrative experience, with a confident working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and MS Outlook
* Experience of working in a purchasing role and knowledge of the workings of ERP systems would be advantageous