Purchasing Assistant

Purchasing Assistant

  • Location

    Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot

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  • Salary:

    Up to £8 per hour

  • Contact:

    Paul Southard

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  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Duration:

    Temp to Perm

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Job Title:

Purchasing Assistant

Date Reviewed:



Reporting to:

Operations Director

General Purpose of Role:

Working within the Purchasing Department, the main duties of the role will be to assist within the overall purchasing function, ensuring that the day to day responsibilities of the department are completed to the required standard.

The role has potential for career development and the company is looking for an enthusiastic and creative candidate to contribute to process improvement, bringing fresh ideas and generally developing the department.

Skills/behaviours required for the successful candidate:

  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive & quick-thinking
  • A team player
  • Adaptable
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Office packages including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Logical
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience in administration/office work

Main Responsibilities:

· Assist with general department administration including:

o Order processing - MRP and purchase requisition

o Product sourcing - RFQ

o Expediting

o Part number and bills of material (BOM) creation

o Good housekeeping of the purchasing system and files

o Reacting to any changes in customer demand

o Resolving invoice queries

o Assisting with departmental projects

o Stock control

· Supplier co-ordination:

o Supplier sourcing

o Building supplier relationships

· Other departmental responsibilities:

o Contributing towards the co-ordination of the department

o Working closely with the other internal departments, for example; Finance, Technical etc., maintaining strong working relationships and efficient communications

o Identifying improvement opportunities

o Taking initiative and contributing to overall process improvement within the purchasing role

This would suit a graduate who is looking for an entry level role with lots of scope to progress.