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Purchasing Assistant

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    Supply Chain

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    £15.20 - 20.60 per hour

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    Gayle Britton

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

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Purchasing Assistant

Desford (LE9) - 3 days onsite / 2 days WFH

12 Month Contract - likely to extend for the right person!

37.5 hours a week (08:00-16:00 Mon-Fri)

Up to £15.20 per hour PAYE depending on experience (Umbrella rates also available)

We’re looking for a Purchasing Assistant to use their administration experience to assist Buyers within a globally renowned Fortune 100 building construction machines manufacturer in Desford. This is initially a 12 month contract, which is likely to extend for the right person!

We’re looking for a confident team player with experience in purchasing, who is eager to learn and thrives in a fast-paced environment - personality really will go a long way in this instance! If this sounds like you, perhaps this excellent opportunity could be the next step in your purchasing career?

What will the Purchasing Assistant do?

  • Support Buyers with their purchasing administration requirements
  • Varied work where every day is different, involved with many different categories & projects
  • Daily PO management - approve purchase orders, review requisitions for goods and services
  • Analyse financial reports, price proposals and other technical data
  • Work with external suppliers to expedite material in urgent situations

What skills and experience will the Purchasing Assistant need?

  • Purchasing Administration background - you’ll need to be able to provide admin support
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills - be able to clearly and confidently communicate with all parties
  • Data Analytics: this is essential as you’ll analyse financial reports and price proposals
  • Strong Excel skills (you need to be able to create pivot tables, v look ups, formulas)
  • An Eye for detail: the ability to pay attention to detail and spot errors is a must
  • Used to using MS Office suite. Knowledge of Coupa/Glovia/Power BI would be an advantage
  • Supply Chain/purchasing experience would be an advantage

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.