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Purchasing Assistant

Job Summary

  • Location Newhaven, East Sussex
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Contract Type Permanent
  • Sector Office Support & Commercial
  • Date Posted 10 November 2021
  • Ref 5020_1636556095

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Job Description

Purchasing Assistant

Newhaven, East Sussex

£21,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly successful and innovative company. Our client is a specialist manufacturer and global supplier of fragrance oils and due to the rapid growth, they are now looking to seek the above new position. The role will have responsibility for planning quotes and purchases, managing processes for suppliers, completing purchase orders and liaising with the suppliers. If you believe you would be able to hit the ground running in this role, hit apply today or get in touch.

Main Duties:

Purchase

  • Be responsible for placing PO's in a timely manner
  • Manage purchases for consumables stock and ensure replenishment orders are placed in a timely manner
  • Plan appropriate quotes and purchases for standard production items to ensure materials are available to meet product on-time delivery
  • Obtain approvals and samples, then raise and issue purchase orders to suppliers in good time
  • Maintain and develop a good working relationship with our suppliers, working with the Purchasing Manager to foster continuous improvement in their performance and reliability.
  • Manage the process for items being returned to suppliers due to poor quality, raising returns and new orders as appropriate.
  • Complete purchase order acknowledgements and work with suppliers to minimise late deliveries, looking at purchase order priorities as necessary
  • Call suppliers to check on despatch and delivery dates, to clarify requirements.

Skills and knowledge required:

Essential

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good numeracy and data entry skills, including use of computers (Excel and Word)
  • A good working knowledge of Excel is a must
  • Excellent personal organisation and planning skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Ability to manage work load during the day on varied activities
  • Ability to work productively, efficiently and effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales whilst maintaining high attention to detail and quality
  • Willingness to learn, improve and adapt

Desirable

  • Maths and English at 'O' level or GCSE level grade C or better
  • Use and understanding of ERP/MRP systems
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing company
  • Experience in a purchasing/buying department
  • Previous experience of carrying out general administrative duties.

In-house training will be provided.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good numeracy and data entry skills, including use of computers (Excel and Word)
  • Excellent personal organisation and planning skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Ability to manage work load during the day on varied activities
  • Ability to work productively, efficiently and effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales whilst maintaining high attention to detail and quality
  • Willing to learn, improve and adapt

Hours:

The role is 37.5 hours per week, from Monday to Friday. (08:00-16:00)

Benefits:

  • Holidays up to 33 days (Including bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Profit sharing bonus scheme
  • Free off-road parking

Salary:

  • £21,000

If you are interested, please contact Sophie or click on the 'Apply Now' Button.

FPR Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Sophie Carey

Sophie Carey

Having completed a degree in Events Management at Bournemouth University I joined FPR Group in May 2018 as an Events Coordinator and helped coordinate the prestigious events we run in and around West

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