Purchasing Assistant Permanent

20K - 25K PA
Winsford, Cheshire


Jennah Pawley
01606 591991

My client based on Winsford Industrial Estate are looking for a purchasing assistant within the purchasing department to assist with day-to-day operations. Who will be confident when interacting with suppliers, both foreign and domestic, to maintain pricing and delivery.

Interact with internal personnel as a liaison between raw material supply to meet production & customer demand.

Essential duties and responsibility:

  • Preparing and issuing purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms.
  • Monitor stock levels and maintain purchase order data.
  • Assessing min/max levels for current and new products.
  • Notify planning / production /sales team of any concerning delays.
  • General admin work which involves PO receipts / filing / updating purchase orders.
  • Review and resolve supplier invoice discrepancies.
  • Coordinate monthly raw material stock checks with goods-in department, and update logicals on systems.
  • Maintain and strengthen ongoing relationships with existing suppliers.

Additional responsibilities (Support and training will be given where necessary):

You will be required to support and assist the Supply Chain Manager with the following:

  • Progress and find alternative raw materials for the business with an expected purchase savings of £300-400k versus £8-9million raw material spend.
  • Participate and actively attend supplier meetings and negotiate pricing of current and new products to ensure that we always maintain market competitiveness.
  • Negotiate and maintaining purchasing contracts and terms.
  • Identifying new raw material opportunities and source products accordingly.

**The candidates who wish to apply must have some experience in a similar role**

Hours: Monday – Thur 09:00am – 17:00pm Friday 09:00am – 16:30pm

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