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Purchasing Assistant

Published 25 September 2023
£11.00 - £13.00 per hour
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Job Starts: 25th September 2023
Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Purchasing Assistant to join on client on a temp-to-permanent basis as they grow from strength to strength. This role will support as a big contract is being on-boarded, before getting stuck in to the new normal!

Based in Northampton, this role would be looking for someone with strong administrative skills, a proactive and autonomous nature and any purchasing experience would be advantageous. You would be responsible for raising and expediting PO's, communicating with suppliers and setting up new products and product codes on the ERP system.

This role offers an opportunity to grow within a business that is blooming can support your growth too!

The role is looking to pay between £11-£13 per hour with a permanent salary afterwards of circa £23,000.


  • Ordering bespoke software which has bespoke details and end user requirements.
  • Raising and Expediting purchase orders to meet the demands of the business.
  • Communicating with suppliers over the phone and email regarding delivery dates, orders and returns.
  • Resolving invoice queries and obtaining invoices.
  • Cover for other procurement staff during holidays.
  • ERP administrative tasks - including setting up of new products, setting commodity codes and populating data on products.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong administrative background.
  • Purchasing and Supply chain experience/knowledge is desirable
  • IT and Computer Literate - Excel and Outlook Knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain and build good working relationships, internally and externally.
  • Organised and ability to prioritise workload.
  • Able to use initiative and use reasoning for fast decision making.
  • Technical knowledge of computers, regarding specifications and further industry knowledge.

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