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Purchasing Assistant 8 Month FTC

Purchasing Assistant 8 Month FTC, W. Yorkshire, Manufacturing.

Global manufacturer based in over 30 countries, employing over 20K staff with an annual turnover of £7bn+


Purchasing Assistant 8 Month FTC, W. Yorkshire, Manufacturing.

Reporting to the Plant Controller, main responsibilities include

Creating new suppliers on SAP

Checking on supplier payments

Conducting relevant investigations to ensure the best quality materials/services are received

Closing supplier for invoices, ensuring that there are no duplicates and any live Purchase Orders are active/valid

Clearing MR11 - to ensure costs that are incorporated are up to date + accurate

MatReq Communications (Material Master) - timely data entry to provide support to sales team by creating new material codes for new products

Working closely with central sourcing colleagues, providing quality information to facilitate optimal purchasing of high volume items

Understanding of lead times to set the optimum safety stock point

Providing regular forecasts for all raw materials / packaging to the relevant Commodity Leaders

Focus on minimising levels of slow moving and obsolete inventory

Keeping accurate material records in the systems for all items that are purchased and held on site, working with the safety team to ensure that all health and safety and storage considerations are met


Results orientated, highly motivated, energetic, resourceful with a strong service orientation

Purchasing Assistant 8 Month FTC, W. Yorkshire, Manufacturing.

Experience in purchasing and negotiation within a fast-moving, customer focused manufacturing environment.

Experience using SAP / Excel.

Familiar with TPM or similar continuous improvement methodologies.

Ability to manage relationships, both internal and external to the company

Strong organisation and administrative skills

Works well under pressure with a respect for deadlines

Comfortable working as part of a team or standalone

Able to interpret and handle complex matters and deal effectively with tactical/operational details

Able to prioritise, manage, multi-process a number of tasks and meet deadlines

Accuracy and attention to detail

Job Offer

Highly competitive salary for the right individual

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
West Yorkshire
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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