Purchasing Assistant

Paragon Creative
Elvington, UK
18 May 2019
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Paragon Creative are looking for a purchasing assistant who will work closely with the procurement manager and play an active role in procuring goods and services for live projects and maintaining stock levels within our various workshops. The role involves close liaison with external suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure that goods are purchased on time, to specification and at the best prices available. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the ability to work under pressure, produce accurate and detailed orders and operate within the parameters of company purchasing procedures and policy.

Company Overview

Paragon Creative is one of the world's leading creative design and build companies and we are looking to recruit talented people to expand our first-class team. Our clients include some of the world's most exciting organisations (e.g. The International Olympic Committee, DreamWorks, Disney, Royal Palaces, Harrods, Hamleys, English Heritage, The Science Museum, Natural History Museum) and working life at Paragon is both challenging and rewarding as we deliver some of the most innovative and inspiring experiential projects around. Paragon Creative is an Equal Opportunities Employer which actively works towards equality in the workplace.

  • Responding to daily requests from all Paragon departments and workshops for materials, plant and services.
  • Processing of purchase and subcontract orders using company database (Sage 200) and sending out official orders to suppliers including all relevant supporting documentation.
  • Processing of credit card orders with online suppliers and assisting with the maintenance of accurate reports to allocate spend to internal budgets for accounting purposes.
  • Keeping project teams informed of any issues or problems that may affect production - late deliveries etc.
  • Maintenance of internal stock levels by liaison with Paragon staff across all departments.
  • Assisting finance as required - invoice queries, delivery confirmations, cost reports, payments etc.

Skills and Experience
  • Administration skills, record keeping and close attention to detail
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and respond to deadlines
  • Computer literate in MS Office software / experience with Sage accounts software would be an advantage.
  • Experience in purchasing/procurement preferred but not essential

Person Specification
  • Numerate with excellent written and communication skills
  • Friendly and personable
  • Resourceful and committed
  • Reliable and hard-working
  • Effective team member and independent worker

  • Core Hours Policy. Flexible Start and Finish Times between 07:30 and 17:30 (Core working hours 09:00 - 16:00)
  • 22 Days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Life Assurance
  • Work Place Pensions
  • Tax Free Cycle/Tech Scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Free off Site Parking
  • Informal Dress Code

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