Purchasing Assistant

Location : Dudley, West Midlands, England
Job Ref : MS244
Consultant : Molly Smith
Sector : Secretarial, Admin
Salary : £21,950 per year


MS244 – Purchasing Assistant

Location: Dudley 

Salary: £21,950 per annum

Overview: First Military Recruitment are currently supporting our client in the search for a Purchasing Assistant.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Purchasing Assistant:

  • To purchase supplies (as requested by Team Leaders) at the standard price or lower and ensure it is delivered on time to a high standard of quality.
  • To maintain agreed stock levels.
  • Negotiate deals with suppliers, expediting materials from suppliers.
  • Running of an outstanding purchase order – chasing any late or upcoming orders.
  • Creating and modifying subcontract purchase orders.
  • Maintaining the approved supplier list.
  • Receiving goods.
  • Reject goods on suppliers when not to an acceptable quality standard with the assistance of the QA.
  • Compiling various excel spreadsheets where needed.
  • Attending production meeting to answer any queries regarding deliveries of materials/items.
  • Completing manufacturing orders.
  • Booking customer orders out.
  • Answering phone – either from customers or suppliers.
  • Auditing parts master list putting delete in front of parts not shipped for more than 5 years.
  • Backing up dispatch camera.
  • Induction of new employees.
  • Crimson report – logging onto Zurich engineering to upload report.
  • Oversee the sample area (once competent within the role).
  • First Aid

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Reliable and honest.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good team building skills.
  • Organisational abilities.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • First Aid Qualification.
  • Good phone skills.
  • Microsoft skills.

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