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Purchasing Assistant

Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Procurement Assistant


Specialist engineering and manufacturing

Salary £23000 - £26,000, bonus, company pension, 23 days holiday plus bank holiday, extra days for service.

This well-established specialist engineering and manufacturing business is a Designer, Manufacturer and Supplier of equipment for the Oil & Gas Industry.

Due to demand for their products and services, we have been asked to recruit a procurement candidate to join the purchasing team. This new created role, reports into a Purchasing manager and will be responsible for the below.

Summary of Job:

Responsible for the timely purchasing of goods and services, as specified on the relevant material requisitions/client specifications
Responsible for the completion of all relevant databases
To ensure sub-vendor orders are undertaken in a safe, timely and efficient manner to meet or better the company's contractual commitments
To ensure materials are scheduled to arrive at designated place to enable each contract schedule objective is achieved in a timely manner
Staff relationship:

Directly responsible to the Purchasing Manager or Purchasing Engineer in their absence
Functionally associated with the Projects Manager
Consults with suppliers of goods and services
Consults internally with all departments
Experience and qualifications:

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or higher
Engineering related qualification preferable, perhaps CIPS qualification
Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook)
Understanding and experience of the manufacturing lifecycle and its processes (design to delivery)
Experience of dealing with suppliers
Effective communication, negotiation and organisational skills
Duties and responsibilities:

Shall be fully committed to the achievement of company policies and objectives with special respect to quality and safety

Material procurement from requisitions, in a timely manner and as competitively priced as

Preparing own requisitions, where necessary, for non-technical items
Responsible for grading of suppliers with the assistance of the Purchasing Manager/Quality
department/Project Department

Responsible for determining liability, disposition and corrective action to be taken with regard to supplier non-conformance reports (NCRs)
Negotiating with suppliers on price, time, and quality in the best interest of the company
To type up enquiries and orders, entering them onto the relevant databases as a matter of priority and daily
To consult with all suppliers of goods and services
To look after sub-suppliers, i.e., sub-vendor approvals and payment terms
To chase up, receive and check supplier order acknowledgements, where necessary
To chase up BFI order acknowledgements
To maintain accurate records
To plan the expediting of supplier's purchase orders and manage the workload by utilising
assistance from the Purchasing Department & Projects Department, when necessary

To review, monitor and progress the supplier's purchase orders to ensure goods and
services are provided in a timely manner and within the agreed supply dates

To visit, where necessary, suppliers of goods and services; this may involve overnight stays and occasional oversea travel
To ensure expediting reports are raised for all visits and distributed to the supplier and inhouse personnel, as appropriate, and ensure the contract database is updated accordingly
To implement actions, where considered appropriate, for programme recovery or improvement
To consider commercial actions required to achieve improvement/recovery; this must be agreed with senior management prior to implementation
To ensure compliance to Quality standards and best working practices throughout the contract
Shall undertake reasonable instructions and tasks from senior personnel, commensurate with the nature of the job and in the best interests of the company
Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency
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