Purchasing Assistant

Posted 11 days ago by Pertemps
Location Stonehouse Job Type Permanent
Salary £19000 per annum Sector Professional & Admin
Purchasing Assistant
Location: Stonehouse
Salary: £Competitive
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

I am looking for a Purchasing Assistant to join a manufacturer in Stonehouse on a permanent basis.

We are looking for a candidate who can utilise a good level of purchasing experience with a strong stock focused background.

The successful candidate will be looking after stock control and the development of my client's current systems.

Responsibilities of the Purchasing Assistant:
" Stock Control including the placing and management of purchase orders
" Progressing and management of suppliers to ensure the continuity of supply within function, without overstocking, developed into a zero stock out process
" Responsible for development of reports on stock levels, slow, obsolete stocks, stock takes and other generic procurement processes.
" Responsible for the order of goods ensuring on time delivery and quality
" Progress of orders
" Supplier relationship building
" Contract and pricing negotiation (low level)
" Management of all purchasing data and parts files
" Lead in stock takes
" Undertake all office based processing that is required within the function.
" Undertake all filing as required within the function.
" Arrange and attend meetings, taking minutes if necessary.
" Generally help out with smaller purchases, reviews and inventory matters.

Requirements to become the Purchasing Assistant:
" Experience of managing stock takes and supporting stock management
" Experience of successful negotiation with suppliers
" Proactive, enthusiastic and hardworking
" Outstanding communication with suppliers and colleagues
" Excellent planning and organisational skills
" Analytical with the ability to foresee and solve problems
" IT literate
" Experience of working with MRP systems within a manufacturing environment would be advantageous

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a very well established organisation within Gloucestershire.

To apply or for more information please call Sam Mendes on 01452 507500 or email