Purchasing Assistant

  • Location

    Tamworth, Staffordshire

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  • Salary:

    £20000 - £21000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chantal Partridge

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Purchasing Assistant

Fancy a role in Purchasing and becoming a Buyer? I have a fantastic opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant to join a growing and progressive manufacturer based in Tamworth, with a salary of £20,000. This role would be perfect for a someone who has worked in a Supply Chain environment who wants to move into purchasing, or a recent graduate. The administrator would be supporting the procurement planner with inventory control and purchasing.

Candidates will have previous experience within purchasing or procurement and ideally would have been a Junior Buyer, Purchasing Administrator or a Procurement and Supply Chain Graduate.

Role responsibilities of the Procurement Assistant include:

  • Work with Purchasing Planner to procure stock and monitor satisfactory stock level
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers
  • Monitor purchase orders and expedite deliveries if necessary
  • Communicate with suppliers to understand delivery commitments or problems
  • Update system for the stock arrival dates
  • Compile reports to suppliers or management if required
  • Backup to other team members
  • Ad-hoc tasks as and when required

Person Specification of the Purchasing Assistant:

  • Ability to act confidentially and with discretion
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative
  • Hard-working and highly motivated
  • Flexible & able to follow instructions
  • Excellent computer literacy (Excel/Outlook)
  • Good English. Chinese speaking is an advantage



This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a buyer, junior buyer, procurement and supply chain administration, procurement Graduate