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Purchasing Assistant - London

£25,000 - £30,000 - Purchasing
Ref: 633 Date Posted: Tuesday 17 Oct 2023

Purchasing / Procurement Assistant | East London | £25,000 - £30,000 

This exciting role will require the successful Purchasing Assistant to work with the purchasing lead and commercial director to streamline existing processes to help support the business in its current growth. You will manage and replenish relevant stock levels across multiple grades to ensure the business continues its 24 hour production cycles and meets strict deadlines. 

A much broader and important part of your role will be working with third party companies outside of the existing group to purchase sundries, raw materials, and bespoke manufacturing cost effectively which in turn will help maximise profits and boost revenue whilst nurturing and creating new relationships. Purchasing is done via their bespoke workflow MIS platform upon which you receive training to carry out all the relevant duties.

Key Responsibilities will include
•    Reduction of inventory, reforming stock lines 
•    Liaising with production, warehouse and client services 
•    Providing purchasing pricing and selling rates whilst optimising the return for the Company
•    Suggesting alternatives to specifications and production methods when beneficial to Customer and Company
•    Maintain accurate documentation, records and orders which is accessible to all team colleagues

Skills and Experience Required (but not essential)
•    A detailed understanding of Navision
•    Experience using Microsoft Office
•    IT literate and numerate
•    Good organiser, able to prioritise work, meet deadlines and work under own initiative
•    Effective communicator over the telephone, in person and in writing

Does this Purchasing / Procurement opportunity sound like you?  Please apply ASAP!