Purchasing Assistant

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
12 Jan 2018
13 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Temporary 3 months+ position in Bristol City Centre for Purchasing Assistant to start asap

Purchasing Assistant job in Bristol City Centre

Temporary for 3 months +

We are currently recruiting for 2x Administrative Assistants to join a purchasing department in a busy public sector organisation, based in the city centre.

Offered hourly rate: £9.28 -£10.28 premium (inc holidays)

The rate will go up to £10.05 /£11/h premium after 12 weeks.

The roles are temporary ongoing , initially for 3 months with options to extend.

Main purpose of these roles is to provide a provision of effective and efficient purchasing and general work flow processing. As well as processing enquiries received from the operational directorates in the area.

Some of the duties will include:

Respond to customer enquiries in accordance with laid down procedures.
Report all exceptions to the Buyer or the Purchasing Administration Officer.
Obtain quotations under the supervision of a Buyer.
Process purchase orders and assist with the contracting process when required.
Assist with the maintenance of records and the provision of statistical information as required.
Investigate invoice queries and make recommendations on settlement.
Answer the telephone, take messages and action as appropriate.
Participate in the introduction of improved working procedures to establish and maintain total quality standards to agreed levels.
Operate office equipment provided appropriate to the task allocated.
Comply with all statutory regulations, procedures and Standing Financial Instructions as directed.
Process requisitions and returns to supplier using the purchasing and supply computer system in accordance with the input timetable.
Ensure that filing is accurate and up to date

Ideally successful candidates will be IT literate within MS packages and able to learn new systems quickly.
It would be an advantage to have some purchasing administration or contract environment experience and the use of electronic supply management information systems.

If you are interested and available to start asap please click to apply.

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