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Purchasing Assistant

Salary £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + 8:30-17:00
Location Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00044760
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

I have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant to join a fantastic organisation based in Leicestershire; to support the site based purchasing function.

You will be responsible for:
* Ownership of small spend categories and negotiate (training will be given)
* On going database maintenance
* Ensuring all new supplier set up information is accurate and maintained
* Returning & coordinating "requests for information" to the relevant category buyer
* Basic spend analysis
* Trending any market KPIs such as commodity prices
* Support with group presentations and market reports
* Build & maintain excellent relationships with key suppliers, working together to ensure SLA's are in place & met
* Support category buyers on a daily basis

You will need:
* Strong communication skills and ability to build positive relationships with different departments
* Self motivated with a "can do" approach
* Strong organisation & planning skills
* Ability to approach things pragmatically & consider solutions that deliver on different levels to the business (e.g. with no detriment to quality, keeping cost down, within specification and in time)
* A positive attitude & strong character in an often pressured environment which can involve working to tight deadlines
* Ideally trained in the basics of Mintec
* Excellent IT skills Word, Excel & Powerpoint.
* Full driving licence

In return the client is offering:
* C£22,500 annual salary
* Opportunities for further career progression once demonstrated capabilities in current role
* An exciting time to join a fantastic company currently embarking on an ambitious growth plan over the coming years

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