Purchasing Assistant

Posted 1 week ago by REED
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REED Procurement & Supply Chain are exclusively working with one of our well-established manufacturing clients in Newcastle on the appointment of a Purchasing Assistant vacancy on a full-time temporary ongoing basis. 

This role will work Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30 with a half an hour lunch. 

This position is offering £10.25 - £12.82 per hour DOE and would be paid on a weekly basis. 

The role will be temporary in the first instance but could be made permanent. 

Job Role:

  • To assist the procurement department and support internal stakeholders throughout the full procurement process.

  • To help the procurement team to ensure that the business has a constant supply of materials goods & services whilst ensuring that company procedures and policies are adhered to at all times.

  • Provide procurement service for goods, services and any other items as directed by persons within the procurement team.
  • Purchase of consumable stocks, including sourcing suppliers, requesting prices, analysing quotations, placing orders, ensuring prompt delivery and monitoring of supplier performance, within limits of authority  
  • Negotiate with suppliers 
  • Ensuring supplier compliance with requirements including but not limited to: agreement to Quality, Safety, Cost, On-time delivery, technical compliance, T&C’s, Order Acknowledgements and weekly reporting.
  • Resolution of any invoice queries.
  • Issue weekly/monthly reports as required by Management e.g. cost, savings, spend history & trend reports
  • Ensuring supplier information and data held in TU files is up to date.
  • Assist shipping coordinator in case of absence with preparation of documentation for shipping of goods and arrangements for shipment.
  • Department general administrative tasks

Person Specification:

  • At least 1 year experience working in a Purchasing role
  • Manufacturing / Engineering background desirable
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Good communicator and confident speaking on the phone and dealing with telephone queries

This is an ASAP start with a brilliant business in a fast-paced Purchasing department. Interviews to take place on Thursday 20th February 2020!

Reference: 39965090

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