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Date Added: Fri 02/09/2022

Purchasing Assistant

Leeds, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £24000 - £28000/annum

The Purchasing Assistant will support the Commercial Manager in all aspects of purchasing from supplier management, purchase orders, expediting, stock control and costing.

They are looking for someone who is accurate and energetic. In return, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team, be part of an exciting journey, and receive full support and training.

Client Details

Our client has been a strong influence in the industry since they established in the 80s. They are in growth again, and this role is crucial to enable customer service and profitability.


Identify component purchasing requirements using the planning software. Raise orders on suppliers and confirm with them that delivery will be in time to meet the Production Schedule.
Create internal 'Make' orders for Production to drive assembly of the finished products to meet customer's delivery dates.
Raise orders for bought-in products and validate that delivery will satisfy customer's orders on time
Work with Stores to understand when items have been delivered wrong or faulty, involve the Technical Team, and then enable prompt correction by the supplier. Monitor the situation and flag any repeating problems.
Set up new suppliers and maintain pricing on ERP system.
Process supplier invoices on ERP ststem through the month.
Make quarterly submissions required by the Environment Agency and others.Profile

Experience of purchasing, ideally in a manufacturing environment
Use of ERP system
The ability to understand requirements in a technical context
Accurate with numbers and effective with words
A track record of building effective working relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders
Alert to the impact of mistakes and delays on customer service
Alert to efficient order quantities and achievable delivery dates
AdaptableJob Offer

Salary £24-28K
25 days holidays + bank holidays
8.30am - 5pm Mon - Thurs, 8.30am - 3.30pm Fri
Fantastic role to develop a career and progress upwards
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