Purchasing Assistant

South West Recruitment Ltd
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Purchasing Assistant

Main Purpose of Job: Arrange purchase agreements with suppliers, and maintain adequate stock levels of components parts for Production Department

Responsible to: Workshop Supervisor/ Director

Liaison with: Workshop Operatives, and Service Division Administrators and Engineers

Our organisation is seeking a Purchasing Assistant to help maintain our supply inventory levels and negotiate deals with potential suppliers. The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for learning company purchasing policies and procedures, and maintain supply inventory levels required for effective company operation. The successful candidate will also be charged with conducting regular price comparisons to ensure that the company is always getting the best price for each product is purchased.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain strong working relationships with our suppliers
  • Review purchasing agreements with suppliers and maintain open lines of communications with those suppliers
  • Develop an active process for measuring supply inventory and determining purchasing needs based on quarterly and annual numbers
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and establish long-term purchasing arrangements with suppliers when it is beneficial to the company
  • Sourcing miscellaneous parts for equipment contracts held by the service division
  • Compare product deliveries with issued purchase orders and contact suppliers when there are discrepancies
  • Ensuring all suppliers are ISO approved or company approved
  • Maintaining approved supplier database and certificates and verifying records are kept up to date at all times
  • Issue purchase orders to suppliers and complete orders when goods have been received
  • Record and log warranty from our customers
  • Liaise with supplier for a satisfactory outcome for our customers on any warranty return

Qualifications and Skills

  • Sage 50 experience
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Able to create and administer a task priority list based on company needs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Due to location (business park) ideally you will have your own transport, free parking available on site.

Working hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Starting salary £17,000 - £19,000 DOE

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