Purchasing Administrator

13 Apr 2017
13 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A brand new opportunity has arisen for a Purchasing Administrator to join a rapidly growing family-run distribution business which has been in operation for almost over 50 years.

The company provides specialist solutions to blue-chip manufacturers nationally, mainly in the automotive and aerospace manufacturing industries.

The main purpose of this role is to support two well established members of the purchasing department and support them initially with the administration tasks and then with experience, negotiate and build your own supplier relationships.

You will be provided with all the training and support you need to settle in and progress in terms of knowledge and status within this growing company.

This role has arisen through growth of the business and the current job holder is moving to use their skills in another part of the business.

The main duties include:
• Raising and managing purchase orders for items that are delivered direct from suppliers to customers
• Making credit card payments to a wide range of suppliers.
• Checking supplier purchase order acknowledgements ie quantities, prices, and due dates
• Resolving purchase order queries with suppliers and internal key account managers
• Managing and consolidating automated purchase orders to ensure orders are placed at the correct value to meet minimum order requirements or to avoid unnecessary delivery charges
• Disputing invoice queries from suppliers
• Responding to phone calls and emails on a daily basis from suppliers with purchase order queries
• Amending and updating cost prices and supplier information on system
• Sourcing of alternative and new products
• Running ad hoc reports eg sales histories, costs, margins etc
• Progressing purchase orders and updating customers and internal sales staff accordingly to ensure forecasts are correct
• Amending and adding supplier part numbers and setting up new new supplier codes onto a bespoke database system
• Maintaining the supplier contacts register, ensuring complete accuracy.

The ideal candidate:
• Candidate must have previous purchasing or buying experience
• Must be a competent Microsoft Excel user – ideally knowledge of vLookups & pivot tables
• Knowledge of AS400 would be desirable but not essential
• Must be confident at communicating over the phone
• Ability to build and develop supplier relationships
• Must be happy to negotiate
• Order processing experience
• Previous knowledge of tooling, PPE or consumables would be desirable but not essential

Does this sound like the opportunity you have been looking for?
If so and you are wanting to progress with a career in purchasing then please do not hesitate and apply today.

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