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Purchasing Assistant

Purchasing Assistant

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    Office Support & HR

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    £25000 - £27000 per annum

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    Kim Partridge

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    02921 673 712

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Purchasing Assistant / Expeditor
£25,000 per annum
Are you currently working in a purchasing / procurement or supply chain environment and looking for the next step in your career? Are you looking to work for a growing and progressive company operating from the Swansea area?
If so then we’d like to hear from you!
Yolk Recruitment are currently working exclusively with one of our key clients to hire a Purchasing Assistant. Your overall responsibility will be to provide support to the Company’s supply chain activity through managing all activity in relation to ordering and expediting purchased items, ensuring the business maintains an adequate supply of necessary materials.
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Purchase goods and services in line with generated purchase requisitions
  • Raising purchase orders on ‘SAP by Design’ and confirming acknowledgements received
  • Expediting deliveries
  • Managing transport of materials, where required - including managing international shipments from suppliers
  • Ensuring correct booking-in of stock
  • Managing proofs of delivery and reconciling to purchase orders
  • Monitoring stock levels
  • Building relationships with suppliers to assist with supplier lead time reductions
  • Providing input to production meetings to ensure material availability in support of production requirements
  • Ensuring the MRP system is set up correctly in terms of MOQ’s, lead times and buffer stock
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role:
  • You’ll have experience of working in the purchasing function of a manufacturing organisation, processing purchase orders
  • You’ll possess a working knowledge of Excel, Word, Teams and Outlook
  • A knowledge of international shipping requirements would be a huge advantage
  • SAP by Design experience – not essential as training will be provided
  • You’ll be organised and methodical in your approach
  • You’ll possess an excellent eye for detail
  • You’ll be able to interpret complex data
  • You’ll have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • You’ll be pro-active, with a problem-solving approach
And here’s what you’ll get in return:
  • A starting salary of £25,000 per annum
  • Flexibility in relation to shifts
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Supportive managers
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
Are you up to the challenge?
If you believe that you have the skills and experience for the role – then please get in touch. We also offer a referral scheme for any candidates whose details are passed to us that we successfully place. If you have any further questions then please contact Kim Partridge.
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