Purchasing Assistant

SF Recruitment
Nottingham, UK
18 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
SF Recruitment are recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant to join a leading Engineering business based in Nottingham. The ideal candidate will have previous industry experience and strong knowledge of fundamental purchasing procedures.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Purchasing Assistant to join a fast paced procurement department. Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the purchasing team, proactively communicate with customers taking ownership and responsibility for processing orders and dealing with enquiries.

Key Responsibilities

- Plan, create and confirm purchase orders (PO) according to ERP
- Administrate action messages in according to ERP instructions for AM
- Process Purchase Requisitions under £1000, taking into account monthly departmental budget constraints
- Visiting suppliers in cooperation with Procurement to improve delivery
- Release DO's, so Storage can send them in the correct time
- Issue all Purchase Orders and associated documents for Purchase Requisitions, regardless of value
- Expedite all Purchase Orders with suppliers, communicating any stock delays to the Material Planner
- Primary contact for shipping requirements (export/import)
- Manage and execute Inward Processing Relief (IPR) & Outward Processing Relief (OPR) procedures to ensure adherence to Customs policy and correct reporting to HMRC
- Monitor the Purchasing group email inbox, actioning or escalating issues as appropriate
- Reconciling the monthly credit card statement, ensuring VAT receipts are obtained for all spends
- Answering Purchasing phone and directing calls as appropriate
- Be the primary contact for all invoice queries issued from Accounts, liaising with Purchasing team members if required
- Enter sales orders into ERP and initiate the Contract Review process
- Create items and associated records within ERP
- Data cleansing within ERP (eg. closing off old Purchase and Sales orders, marking items as obsolete)
- Any other tasks as required by the business from time to time

Skills and Experience

- Previous engineering or manufacturing experience
- Strong IT skills, including experience of Microsoft products and previous use of an ERP/MRP system
- Strong work ethic
- Good organisational skills.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to build effective working relationships at all levels
- Be able to work as part of a team and on their own initiative
- Demonstrate the ability to plan work, coupled with the drive and tenacity to see projects through to completion
- Effective negotiation skills
- An understanding of fundamental purchasing procedures
- CIPS or working towards CIPS (preferred)

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 - 5.00pm (flexibility required). Salary is paying up to £28,000 per annum depending on experience.

If this role is of interest, please apply now for immediate consideration.

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