Purchasing Assistant

Recruiter
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Location
Annesley, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1228208775
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purchasing Assistant

Full time, Permanent position

Monday to Friday days

Our client is a well-known organisation supplying directly into industry leading aerospace manufacturing businesses. Due to growth they are now seeking a Purchasing Assistant to support the Purchasing Manager.

Experience needed for the position

* Good IT skills, including experience of Microsoft products and previous use of an ERP/MRP system

* An understanding of fundamental purchasing procedures, ideally part CIPS qualified

* An interest in pursuing a career in the purchasing profession

* Good organisational skills.

* Good interpersonal skills and ability to build effective working relationships at all levels

* Good communication skills

* 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

* Good negotiation skills

* Ability to problem solve

Responsibilities

* Process Purchase Requisitions under £1000, taking into account monthly departmental budget constraints

* 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

* Answering Purchasing phone and directing calls as appropriate

* Managing all company mobile phone requirements

* Co-ordinating non-direct supplier contracts (e.g. stationery)

* Sending and chasing documentation to all suppliers as and when required

* Assisting the Purchasing team with project work as applicable

* 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 (e.g. closing off old Purchase and Sales orders, marking items as obsolete)

* 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

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