Purchasing Assistant

Paterson Recruitment
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client based in Witney are looking to recruit a Purchasing Assistant in assisting in with the smooth running of the Purchasing department, placing orders and coordinating inbound goods from suppliers in response to customer requirements.

Main duties

  • Placing purchase orders
  • Booking stock onto Exchequer as goods are received
  • Supplier chasing, expediting and prioritising goods in order
  • Allocating received stock to the appropriate customer backorders and releasing these for dispatch.
  • Reporting shipment discrepancies to suppliers
  • Checking invoices received are for the correct amounts and quantities and reporting any differences to suppliers.
  • Answer supplier enquiries regarding outstanding payments
  • Deal with queries from sales and customer service teams that require information from suppliers.
  • Provide holiday cover and assistance with other office departments as required.

Person Specification

  • Needs to work in an efficient and well organised manner without close supervision.
  • Very close attention to detail and persistence essential !
  • Able to work closely within a small team and lead by example
  • Good inter personal skills and telephone manner with confidence and assertiveness needed when speaking to foreign suppliers
  • Should be capable of effectively organising and completing projects within given time constraints.

You will need to have PC, Internet, Exchequer accounts package, Excel, Word, Outlook, Telephone, Fax.