Purchasing Assistant

Recruiter
Get Recruited (UK) Ltd - www.get-recruited.co.uk
Location
Northampton
Salary
18000.0000
Posted
09 May 2017
Closes
07 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Purchasing Assistant

Earls Barton, Northampton

£18,000 - £23,000

30 DAYS HOLIDAYS, PENSION, FREE PARKING, FRIENDLY SOCIAL-ABLE TEAM

Primary purpose of the role:

To support the Purchasing Department by carrying out essential tasks that ensure the department meets it's KPI's and the business continues to provide great service to our customers.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Sourcing and pricing of new products & business / re-pricing of existing products & business to ensure best prices and commercial advantage
  • Work closely with relevant Account Managers to ensure prices are submitted within agreed timeframes
  • Timely processing of Direct Deliveries in line with customer requirements - including PO's, expediting and Receipting, queries and any re-pricing necessary
  • Maintain and improve product data in system to enable re-pricing and tendering activity
  • Develop a strong knowledge and experience on products and the packaging industry and share with team
  • Build excellent relationships with existing and new suppliers

Person Specification:

  • Minimum of 6 A to C passes at GCSE level - must include English and Maths
  • Previous experience in a Purchasing environment and use of Purchasing systems and processes
  • Knowledge of manufacturing products and previous experience of the manufacturing Industry
  • Experience of Microsoft Office Tools (specifically Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
  • Negotiating skills
  • Proactive approach to problem solution
  • Flexible working attitude with a drive to succeed and potential for development
  • Good team player with excellent communication skills