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Purchasing Assistant

Salary £22000.00 - £250000 per annum
Location Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00044359
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

Purchasing Assistant
Up to £25k

The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for providing assistance in the smooth running of the Purchasing Department to ensure that products are ordered in accordance to specification and are delivered in a timely manner at the best value for money.

Responsibilities / Accountabilities will include:
Conducting material analysis and forecasting in order to meet production demand
Ordering raw materials according to specification
Ensuring goods are delivered in a timely manner
Review, maintain and where necessary, improve suppliers KPI's
Report on all delivery related issues directly with the supplier and internal stakeholders i.e. supplier shortages, late deliveries, damaged goods
Attend NPD meetings
Arrange and manage returns to supplier
Ongoing analysis and management of inventory levels
Handle and process requisitions from supply chain and NPD
Maintain accurate records and material trackers
Maintain a positive outlook in a fast paced environment

Experience required
Experience with a purchasing role
Food manufacturing experience would be beneficial but not essential
Good interpersonal skills, able to build positive relationships with different departments
Excellent attention to detail
Good planning and organisational skills
Excellent IT Skills, Microsoft Computer literate Advanced Level desirable
Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
Be able to work under pressure whilst meeting deadlines
A "can do" attitude and "hands on" approach
Full clean driving licence

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