Job Description

Are you looking to move to a forward thinking company who a world leader in their field? Then we'd love to hear from you!

The company is a well-established machinery manufacturing business with a broad reach across a number of industries.
As part of their continued growth, they now require a Purchasing Assistant to join procurement team.

As the Purchasing Assistant, you will:

  • Process Purchase Orders.
  • Contact suppliers regularly by telephone and email to ensure delivery due dates are hit.
  • Data Entry, in order to monitor lead times/delivery of goods.
  • Concisely place machine build orders from a bill of materials (BOM) - using Sage and Excel.
  • Liaising with stores/stock forecaster to ensure correct stock levels are maintained.
  • Updating prices and information surrounding items on Sage.
  • General administrative support to purchasing.
  • As this is a small business, experience will also be gained by supporting and assisting in other departments as and when required.

We would love to hear from you if you have had the following experience:

Ideally, we are looking for an individual that has had some previous experience of working within a small Procurement team. This should be seen as an excellent development opportunity as you will be working closely within a small team.

  • You will preferably have previous purchasing knowledge, but a methodical, detail lead focus on workload/tasks is of the upmost importance.
  • Have very good face to face and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in working as a key individual in a small team.
  • Ability to work diligently and accurately is a must as there is a large amount of data inputting required when raising purchase orders on Sage, maintaining Excel spreadsheets and updating PO's on Sage.
  • Whilst you will be required to work on your own initiative, it is essential that you enjoy being part of a small team and are willing to support others at challenging times.
  • Strong IT skills, and confidence in working with, MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • A good working knowledge and experience of SAGE 50 will be an advantage.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to build relationships quickly.
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, exciting environment.
  • Previous professional experience in a relevant field would be advantageous but is not essential as full training will be given.
  • Able to follow systems.
  • The ability to be diverse and manage multiple tasks at once.
  • Organised.
  • If you're interested hearing more about our role in distribution then please apply now!
  • Benefits: This job is paying c.£20,000 per annum, depending on experience and is a permanent position with excellent training. This job is commutable from most areas of the West Midlands including Warwick and South Birmingham and parts of Worcestershire, such as Evesham and Redditch

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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