Purchasing Assistant


Salary: £18,000 -  £18,000
Location: [Hereford and Worcester] Halesowen
Ref: JC921-1



Job Description

Purchasing Assistant required for our Supply Chain Management client based in Halesowen, due to company expansion.

This is an entry level Procurement position with the view to being sponsored on CIPS qualification later if the successful candidate shows the necessary durability in the role. Working as part of a small team, you will be responsible for securing the supply of parts, in a timely and cost efficient manner, to satisfy both Customer Service and specified Inventory Levels. You will be the main interface between the company and the Supply Base, developing and building strong inter-working relationships and process improvements.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Establish professional rapport with the Supply Base as well as Internal and External customers.

Be responsible for day-to-day management of all supplier accounts assigned to you and establish regular and standardised reporting mechanisms and procedures, internally and externally with the supply base or customer as required.

Assume total responsibility for the maintenance and updating of all supply chain data, and data integrity on IT systems for all accounts, suppliers or projects assigned to you.

To identify alternative sources of supply to alleviate short term tactical supply issues, and manage supply of these parts encompassing technical and quality requirements as necessary.

Operate an efficient process for the administration and sourcing of customer ad-hoc requirements at the best commercial terms.

To obtain and update delivery promise information to provide accurate delivery data to the customer at all times

Contribute towards both team and individual operational objectives and resultant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

To create and distribute Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) across your allocated supply base.

Introduce cost saving or process improvement solutions that show demonstrable benefits to established KPI’s such as cost, quality and delivery adherence.

Key Skills & Competencies:

Must have a good level of computer literacy with the following packages:
Word, Excel, Outlook,
SAP (not essential but desired)

Demonstrable negotiation skills
Can demonstrate commercial awareness in product sourcing and rationalise decisions
Can evaluate commercial proposals and make recommendations
Can handle confidential information with utmost discretion
Always presents a professional image
Ability to comply with company set standards, policies and procedures

Working Hours: 9am-5.30pm Monday to Thursday; 9am-5pm Friday
Salary: £18,000 per annum

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