Purchasing Assistant


Salary: £23,000 -  £26,000
Location: Not Specified
Ref: NG913



Job Description

Purchasing Assistant required. Our client, a successful and growing manufacturing company based in Burton on Trent are looking to recruit an experienced Purchasing Assistant. Reporting to the Operations Director your duties will involve purchasing materials, parts, assemblies, from their raw or initial stage to the finished product stage in an organised and efficient manner. It will also include activities such as planning, scheduling , dispatching and storage of stock levels.

Duties Include:
• To maintain and update live work lists for the shop floor, prioritising work issued from the Sales and Engineering departments.
• To communicate with Purchasing, Sales and Engineering departments to organise production schedules in accordance to site capacity and customer requirements.
• To communicate on a regular basis with the Sales Team, Engineering team and purchasing team, to ensure contracts and large orders are planned correctly.
• To communicate with the Production Managers to discuss and agree Production Plans, Capacity availability, Material availability, and make any required amendments.
• To ensure that the MRP system is maintained on a day-to-day basis and records are kept up to date, and complies with the Company Procedures.

Candidate Requirements:
• As an experienced Purchasing Assistant, you will be able fully understand the production processes of manufacturing products, from raw material supply through to despatch.
• Experience of Production and Planning procedures and JIT manufacturing environments.
• Familiar with MRP systems or similar.
• Experience of Purchasing Stock Control procedures.
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.

Salary Guide: c£23k - £26k

Working Hours - 39 hours - Days - Monday to Friday
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