Purchasing Assistant

Location: Preston
Salary: £21k per year
Reference: 2259
Hawk 3 Talent Solutions s committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgments solely on suitability for the job. By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client.

  • Permanent
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: £21,000
  • Job Title: Purchasing Assistant

Our client is a leading manufacturer of plastic products, operating in multiple markets. They our market leader in several European countries as well as shipping to over 60 other countries worldwide.

Our client based in Preston is seeking to appoint a Purchasing Assistant. The successful candidate will need to have a proven track record working within customer services and the manufacturing industry.

Main Responsibilities

Purchasing Assistant to help maintain inventory levels, to manage delivery performance of suppliers and support all day-to-day department activity. The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for undertaking company purchasing procedures and maintaining supply inventory levels required for effective company operation. The successful candidate will also be responsible for conducting regular price comparisons to ensure cost effectiveness is maintained and that the company is always getting the best value for each product/service that is purchased.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs.
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery.
  • Ensuring suppliers are delivering to agreed timescales.
  • Update internal stakeholders by proactively updating the MRP System with order detail changes (dates, quantities, etc)
  • Expediting all deliveries to ensure OTIF targets are achieved.
  • Dealing with general queries on product and pricing
  • Complete administrative tasks required for effective operation of the Purchasing Department.
  • Managing stock and materials to ensure efficient delivery of products to customers.
  • Managing and reviewing minimum stock levels
  • Maintain supplier records (contact details, terms, price list and discounts) in line with GDPR legislation.
  • Liaising with and maintaining strong working relationships with key external suppliers
  • Dealing with internal queries from colleagues and providing regular updates on changes
  • Working on existing accounts and potential new accounts to make sure best price and terms and conditions are achieved.
  • Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in a timely manner and in good condition.
  • Communicate all delivery discrepancies to suppliers and follow through to resolution.
  • Liaise with Accounts to resolve invoice queries.

Experience and Skills required

  • Use of MRP Software
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as excel, word, outlook.
  • Excellent written communication skills, clear, concise and professional.
  • Forecasting or Scheduling experience.
  • Proven history of effective supplier management  
  • Experience of data input.
  • Excellent telephone manner.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience working with the manufacturing industry.

Closing date is 24th of May 2021

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Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions s committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgments solely on suitability for the job. By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.