Purchasing Assistant

14 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Purchasing Assistant wanting to work for a growing organisation?

If so then I have the perfect role for you!

My client who are based on the outskirts of Blackburn are looking to recruit a Purchasing Assistant to order supplies and equipment based on the company’s needs.

The Purchasing Assistant responsibilities include researching new vendors, tracking deliveries and updating order records (e.g. dates, invoices and discounts.) Ultimately, you will make cost-effective purchases and ensure we maintain a fully stocked inventory.

• Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs
• Research potential vendors
• Produce and distribute purchase orders to UK and European suppliers
• Track orders and ensure timely delivery
• Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)
• Evaluate offers from vendors and negotiate better prices
• Prepare cost analyses
• Maintain updated records of invoices and contracts
• Follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders
• Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition
• Liaise with Sales order processing to ensure timely flow of dispatch of orders.
• Annual stock take
• Stock control
• Update supplier price list

• Mon – Thurs 9am -5pm and Friday 9am-4pm
• 45 mins lunch
• 23 days Statutory holidays + bank holidays. (3/4 days to be held back for Christmas shutdown)
• Free Parking on site
• NEST Pension Scheme
• Salary £20k per annum


Please do not delay!

Reply to this advert with your CV attached or call Victoria O'Connor on 01772 200843 for more information.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications that we receive only successful candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

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