Overview

We are looking for an experienced purchasing assistant to work within their busy operation.

The key responsibilities are as follows:

  • All administrative tasks as required within the department
  • To carry out purchasing and administration procedures accurately and punctually.
  • To liaise as required with other departments in the business as to the nature and requirement of customer enquiries and orders. I.e. stock levels, manufacturing & delivery times.
  • To assist with stock management and stock taking of raw material
  • To assist the Sales Dept. in sending out material enquiries for competitive/negotiated tenders and establishing relationships with supplier staff and contractors with minimum time delay.
  • To take calls from Sales and suppliers, helping them with the information required as well as taking messages/development calls for purchasing department.
  • Preparation of purchasing requisitions/orders to ensure on-time delivery of components and raw materials.
  • Monitor Goods-In process (efficiency, quality, quantity) on an ongoing basis.
  • Liaising with commercial and warehousing functions.
  • Liaise with Suppliers to chase up outstanding orders.
  • Ongoing review and improvement of material control processes/systems.
  • Develop and maintain supplier/customer relationships to ensure that communication and supply of
  • information are at the highest level both internally and externally.

Applicants must have previous experience of working within a purchasing function.  In addition, candidates must possess the following skills and attributes: –

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Commercial Awareness
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in using Excel and other MS Office applications