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Purchasing Assistant

Willcox Matthews Ltd
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Brief Role Description:

We're supporting our client, who are now in the market for a Purchasing Assistant to join their growing team.


* Makefast are recruiting a Purchasing Assistant to join our offices in Newtown on a permanent basis. You will be working in a small team reporting directly to the Senior Buyer. Duties include but are not limited to:

* Issuing purchase orders to suppliers and liaising closely with them.

* Managing lead times with suppliers and the expectations of the customer service team.

* Assisting in managing product data and inventory on MRP system.

* Creating purchasing related reports.

* Liaising with the wider team on stock control and dealing with any stores related queries.

* Raising Kanban on purchase orders.

* Raising Stationary orders.

* Chasing Makefast Open Purchase order book.

* Updating the team about any delays or problems with suppliers.

* Maintaining records of supplier contracts.

* Although the role will primarily be focused on purchasing related tasks, there may also be day to day office administration involved as part of this role.

About You:

* Experience Using ERP /MRP Systems.

* Good multitasking skills.

* Ability to be nimble and problem-solve with an entrepreneurial attitude.

* Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.

* Communicate clearly, concisely, timely, and professionally within our team and with external vendors.

* Experience in Excel managing data with advanced formulas and functions.

* Knowledgeable in simple Retail Math & Analysis.

* Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy.

* Must meet deadlines within a multi-task environment.

* Able to work with little direct supervision yet understand when to elevate issues and concerns.

* Must develop effective business relationships with store and per associates.

* Above Average skills using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and Outlook).

* Works well in a Team.

* Exceptional attention to detail

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV - or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don't hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions - Therefore, if you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK
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