Purchasing Assistant

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Salary From: £24000

Salary To: £27000

Contact Name: Chris Forster

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Major Recruitment are recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant on behalf of our client who are the UKs leading independant frozen seafood supplier.

Job Purpose-

We are searching for a well-organized, energetic purchasing assistant to help the purchasing department carry out day-to-day tasks. The purchasing assistant’s responsibilities include researching market trends, maintaining relationships with both vendors and clients, inspecting inventory, and updating relevant spreadsheets and documents.
To be successful as a purchasing assistant, you should have excellent administrative and communication skills. An exceptional purchasing assistant should be an innovator with an eye for spotting market trends.


* Placing purchase orders on GP System
* Placing and tracking orders.
* Updating the team about any delays or problems with suppliers
* Assisting with analyses and reports.
* Maintaining knowledge of market/industry trends.
* Researching new products and suppliers
* Presenting cost analyses to the department
* Maintaining records of supplier contracts
* Maintaining strong relationships with vendors

Education & Qualifications-

Computer literate. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.


* Degree or diploma in Purchasing (Desirable)
* 2 years’ experience in a purchasing environment
* Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
* Ability to perform in fast-paced environments.
* Excellent written, verbal, and telephone communication skills.
* Proficient with Microsoft Office, in particular MS Excel
* Strong understanding of “What good looks like”
* Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
* Knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
* Ability to establish and develop relationships with internal and external sources
* Analytical thinking skills
* Ability to be flexible and open to changes
* Self-motivation
* An ability to determine upcoming trends

All work must be carried out in a timely fashion to a high standard of accuracy.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday

40hrs per week

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV or alternativly call us on 01925 984 224 quoting the reference PINK4


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