Now Hiring | Purchasing Assistant

Historically we have always been a sales-led business without a dedicated company buyer, as the role has been undertaken by 1 of the Directors. However, with a rapidly expanding database of suppliers and continuously increasing product portfolio, we are now looking for somebody to take on a purchasing role full time.

Duties will include and not be limited to:

  • Managing stock re-order levels, monitoring fluctuating demand and stock control
  • Selecting new suppliers where appropriate, as well as controlling and liaising with existing suppliers, ensuring continuity of supply lines & nurturing relationships.
  • Monitoring supplier performance in line with the company’s ISO responsibilities
  • Liaising with marketing and new product development, identifying and expanding product lines
  • Working closely with various departments to ensure products purchased are in line with the needs of the company
  • Tracking delivery schedules and liaising with suppliers regarding live orders
  • Ensuring effective cost controls on purchased items
  • Processing purchase order requests, for issuing to suppliers
  • Tracking orders and delivery dates • Compare deliveries with issued purchase orders and contacting vendors when there are discrepancies
  • Ensuring all paperwork is correct for audit purposes. Providing analytical reports
  • Hands-on involvement in Goods In procedures including booking in deliveries and effective stock management.
  • Performing and assisting with stock takes as and when required
  • Assisting with general administration and office duties

The candidate will also be required to assist with other departments as and when required so a degree of flexibility is required. Candidates will require excellent PC skills and be proficient with Word / Excel with knowledge of Sage an advantage.

The Package

  • Salary of £19,000
  • 24 days paid holiday
  • Company pension
  • Role-based approximately 5 miles outside Banbury so car essential
  • Working within a dynamic business, successfully operating with an upward sales trend for 20+ years

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