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Purchasing Assistant

Ref no. BHN561497
Salary £25,000 - £29,000/annum
Location Portsmouth, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

My client have a permanent opportunity for somebody who is starting out in procurement

Key skills required for this role

Experience in a purchasing role


Experience in a purchasing role

Job description

The role of the purchasing assistant will be to place orders with suppliers ensuring customer delivery dates are met and managing lead times with internal Sales team.

The roles and responsibilities of the candidate will be -

Accurately loading the Technical/NPD/ Manufacturing data into ERP system

Evaluate offers from vendors and negotiate better prices

Communicating progress of material and packaging to Purchasing Manager and wider team

Following up suppliers for component delivery dates

Liaise with warehouse team to ensure all products as expected

Validating purchasing invoices against original POs for discrepancies

Reviewing stock levels of high demand materials and components and assist Purchasing Manager with ordering efficiencies

Ability to plan forward and help Purchasing Manager prevent any potential gaps in the process

Assist Purchasing Manager with any ad-hoc admin related tasks

The ideal candidate for the role will have -

Good understanding of supply chain processes

Previous ERP systems experience as it applies to the core of the role, preferably purchasing software, the company uses Winman as its ERP software

Ability to take the lead and resolve the issues without seeking support

Good knowledge of MS Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Teams, Horizon

Ability to work under the pressure to meet production deadlines

Analytical thinking and good attention is absolutely essential

Confident and well balanced over the phone/emails with supplier and stakeholders

Building a trusting and good working relationship with suppliers

Lucy Gibbs manages this role

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