Purchasing Assistant

24,000 - 30,000
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Purchasing Assistant for our local Client in the Flitwick area to help support their busy buying and supply chain team.

Hours of work: Mon to Fri - 8.00am to 5.00pm

Holiday: 21 days plus bank holidays

Start date:  July

The successful candidate will be working within the busy purchasing department  and will be involved with all aspects of the supply chain:

A selection of the responsibilities within this role are:

  • Typing PO's and issuing to the supply chain, checking acknowledgments.
  • Working with the Accounts team to resolve PO/Invoice queries
  • Admin and maintenance of the Approved Sup-plier register
  • Issuing supplier audit questionnaires and validating the various industry certifications.
  • Liaising with suppliers and following up on agreed delivery dates, working closely with factory planning teams to discuss and prevent delays to production scheduling to ensure the supply of materials and services are performed in a timely manner
  • All direct materials and services to support both factory manufacture and supporting construction site team activities.
  • All indirect purchasing for the business activities from e.g., plant and machinery, telecoms, IT, utilities, logistics, capex purchasing and fixed assets etc

Preferable, whilst not critical:

  • Purchasing and / or supply chain knowledge, working for manufacturing and / or construction sites. Knowledge of materials and suppliers covering joinery production & wood working industries, fixings and fittings, shop fitting, commercial and residential fit out works, building and construction.
  • Currently working within a purchasing, supply chain environment, liaising with various external dept team members including working closely with the supply chain and establishing close working partnerships. Placing purchasing orders via a procurement format IT system.

This is a central role within the dept liaising closely with both the buying team and the various internal depts within the business and will be classified as a developing role for the right candidate within a successful and expanding company. Progression will be encouraged and expected.

Our Client is looking for a flexible, proactive, self-motivated, conscientious person who is a team player, with very good general IT and presentation skills. The successful candidate will have proven numerical and analytical skills, a good communicator, adaptable and a quick learner. The role will include frequent working under own supervision and will require initiative skills and pro-active work methods to meet the quality of work required within deadlines set. The role represents the process link between specifier - buyer - supplier through to the end user and therefore success will rely on proven relationship building skills.

This role would either suit an Assistant Buyer with more administrative support or an experience Buyer for operational support within the team, to lead specific supply-based projects and attend design and production meetings and represent the buying team and wider supply chain.

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DUTIES:

  • Working in an accounts department to ensure works are completed in a timely manner to assist the Financial Controller.
  • Working mostly on Protean Software, the company wide computer system, necessary training will be provided
  • Primarily processing sales invoices, job sheets and other documentation within Protean Software.
  • Processing supplier purchase invoices, delivery notes etc
  • Raising and answering accounts queries.
  • General accounts and admin duties
  • Carrying out driving license checks for company insurance purposes.
  • Providing holiday cover within the department.
  • Storing and updating company paperwork on company systems
  • Assisting with any other relevant activities as required.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an accounts role in small or medium sized business
  • Experience with Sage 50 preferred but not essential
  • Strong IT skills with excellent Excel and Word.
  • Experience raising and processing sales invoices.
  • Experience processing purchase invoices

Job Details:

  • Based near Flitwick, Beds.
  • Full time 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday - Friday
  • Working in a busy environment with robust colleagues.
  • Salary £24,000 – £25,000.
  • Temp to permanent role after 3 months depending on performance.
  • Ideal start date – asap
  • Specific training will be given

 

 

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