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Purchasing Administrator

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    Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £13.50 - 17.85 per hour

  • Contact:

    Gayle Britton

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Purchasing Administrator – Desford (LE9) – WFH once trained

12 month contract

Up to £13.50 per hour PAYE / Up to £17.85 per hour via an umbrella company. (37.5 hrs a week)

Have you worked in Purchasing or Procurement within a busy manufacturing environment? Do you have an eye for detail and always strive to work to the best of your ability? If “yes” and you like working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same, this might just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for…

We are looking for a Purchasing Administrator to join our client’s Global Purchasing department in Desford on a 12 month contract. You will work from home but will need to attend training onsite in Desford initially.

What makes this role interesting?

  • A Global supply base.
  • Great culture – strong individuals working together as a team, building excellent relationships across the business.
  • Excellent working partnerships with suppliers and exposure to diverse activities.
  • Working for an industry leader working in category management, open eyes to world-class suppliers.

What would you do?

  • Administration of the requisition process, to include request of quotes, through to creation of PO and submission to suppliers.
  • Expediting internal customer Purchase Orders and resolving day to day customer queries
  • Following up with suppliers to ensure materials arrive on time.
  • Resolving invoice queries relating to POD’S & Price, obtaining credit notes where relevant.
  • Filing and maintaining purchasing records.
  • Travel – Limited travel may be required

What are we looking for?

  • Administrative background in Purchasing, Finance, or Manufacturing Operations preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel in particular) and MRP systems.
  • An eye for detail – accuracy and ‘attention to detail’ is key for this assignment.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative work style.
  • Familiar with basic procurement and quality principles, procedures, and techniques.
  • Ability to prioritise work in a dynamic environment and be able to keep track of your own progress.

To apply, please submit a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted.

The above represents a summary of the contract assignment.  A full description of this contract assignment is available. A full explanation of this rate and all deductions will be explained in a key information document (KID) supplied to registered candidates.