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Purchase Ledger Assitant

What’s in it for the Purchase Ledger Assistant?

  • A competitive salary: up to £21,000
  • 24 days + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Excellent development opportunities
  • Additional days holidays with service up to 29 days
  • Birthday holiday
  • Purchase additional holidays
  • Dental and healthcare schemes
  • Cycle to work
  • Pension
  • Death in service
  • A Turkey at Christmas
  • Excellent benefit package

My client is well established, industry leading national service company. With sites based in the UK, they have seen year on year success, with further growth plans for 2022. They offer a range of services from logistics supply to storage. This has given the company opportunities to service a multitude of sectors, with a client base stretching across the globe. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Purchase Ledger Assistant to join their team on a Permanent basis.

This opportunity gives a Purchase Ledger Assistant the chance to work with one of the most respected companies in the UK. They offer not only an excellent package, but more importantly in todays world, job security.

The Purchase Ledger Assistant Primary responsibility is to assist the day t- day functions of the Purchase ledger Department.

Purchase Ledger Assistant Main Duties:

  • The job holder reports to the Purchase Ledger Manager on all personnel issues
  • Input purchase ledger invoices, credit notes, debit notes etc onto the computer system
  • Match supplier invoices to purchase orders and delivery notes
  • Approve for payment authorised invoices, credit notes, debit notes etc
  • Reconciliations of supplier’s balances with suppliers’ statements
  • Weekly payment runs. Individual payments as required
  • Ensure that the supplier queries are progressed to resolution on a timely basis
  • All aspects of supplier liaison including any query letters to be sent to suppliers
  • Set up new accounts and amend existing accounts on the Purchase ledger
  • General Administration duties to include filing and sending emails
  • Generally, assist and support the ‘Accounts Team’ as required with commercial, accounting and administration matters
  • Any other duties as required by the Purchase Ledger Team and the Accounts Team

Purchase Ledger Assistant Role Requirements:

  • Effective communicator to both internal and external stakeholders with the ability to build relationships with key personnel within other group functions
  • A strong track record of purchase ledger in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Professional and well organised
  • Good attention to detail
  • AAT qualified or part qualified or several years of experience within a busy purchase ledger department
  • Capable of prioritising and delegating work to team members


Electronics Buyer

A Buyer with Electronics experience is needed by a growing Electronics company in the Newcastle area

Working in a small purchasing team your main responsibilities will be

  • Supplier Selection and procurement of a range of commodities including off-the-shelf / catalogue items and also high value bespoke / configured-to-order items
  • Stock replenishment and delivery scheduling around Just in time principles, based on production schedule forecast /BOM/ long lead item special orders at design stage.
  • Contribute to the running of a supplier evaluation system, through the implementation of supplier Key Performance Indicators focused on On-Time Delivery, Quality, Enquiry turn-around times, Competitiveness of pricing, Health and Safety performance, etc
  • Problem solving /trouble shooting to protect supply line and maintain both good supplier and customer relationships.
  • Participate in regular project progress meetings, during which production shortages and high risk supplies are discussed to allow focused expediting as required
  • Manage and implement project specific documentation and coordinate quality intervention points
  • Support to the Sales and quotation team, via the provision of price and lead time data for potential future orders

The successful candidate will be an experienced Buyer and have worked within the Electronics Manufacturing sector. You will need experience of purchasing PCB’s, connectors and other electronic parts for assembly, sourcing and costing of components for NPI projects and prototypes and using MRP systems to control procurement. Experience of monitoring inventory levels and managing lead times is needed as is a proactive and organised approach to procurement, good communication & documentation skills and good negotiation skills. A HNC or CIPS qualification would be a strong advantage.

If you would like to know more about this exciting role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV