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Purchasing Assistant

Job Title

Purchasing Assistant

Reference13954968001_179247
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorChemicals, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Pharmaceutical & Biotech
Salary£18,000 to £28,000 per annum
Town/CitySevenoaks
LocationsKent, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesCustomer Service, Import & Export, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted10 October 2018

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The Purchasing Assistant will help maintain the supply inventory levels, make cost-effective purchases and ensure timely delivery of product.







Client Details

Based in Sevenoaks, Kent my client are a leading UK manufacturer within their field.

Description

The Purchasing Assistant will help maintain the supply inventory levels, make cost-effective purchases and ensure timely delivery of product. This will include:

  • Monitoring stock levels and identifying purchasing needs
  • Researching potential vendors
  • Placing orders and setting up new vendors
  • Chasing outstanding orders and ensuring timely delivery
  • Assisting the sales team with product enquiries
  • Creating new product codes where required
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with our vendors
  • Attend weekly meetings with the Procurement Manager
  • Log all order receipts and confirmations, updating the database where required
  • Update internal databases with product and vendor details where required
  • Evaluate offers from vendors and negotiate better prices where possible
  • Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition









Profile

The successful Purchasing Assistant will be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience in a purchasing role
  • Good understanding of supply chain procedures
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel
  • Good communication and negotiation skills









Job Offer

Competitive salary and benefits package

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