Procurement Assistant

Optima UK INC Ltd
31 Mar 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title Procurement Assistant

Location Coventry

Salary Between £16,000 and £20,000 per annum

The Role

Our Client, a well-established Manufacturing business, is looking for a Procurement Assistant to support the Purchasing department.

In this role, you will be responsible for identifying and coordinating the constant supply of materials and equipment to use in the manufacturing of the machines, as well as:


Updating crucial data on the MRP/ERP systems to improve the availability of products.

Obtaining quotes from suppliers and communicate the information to the relevant people.

Dealing with purchase requests and input purchase orders onto the central system.

Contacting suppliers to schedule and chase deliveries.

Discussing delayed deliveries and query shortages with vendors.

Identifying and escalating issues regarding the supply of products and materials.

Producing progress reports on orders and record the data appropriately.

Reviewing prices and product specifications to determine suitability.

The Candidate

You will be a dynamic and enthusiastic individual, who is keen to start their career within Procurement and will be able to display the following:


Good telephone manner with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to establish strong relationships with suppliers.

Good IT skills and confident in using Excel spreadsheets.

Previous experience of Microsoft Dynamics Navision desirable, but not essential.

Self-motivated with a positive attitude and a pro-active approach to tasks.

Strong attention to detail, with good organisational skills.

The ability to work towards deadlines and prioritise workloads

Client Overview

A well-established Machine tool design and manufacturing company based in Coventry

The Package

Salary: between £16,000 and £20,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Hours 8am- 4:45pm Mon-Thurs, Friday 8am - 3.30pm. 39 hours per week.

24 days holiday + bank holidays

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