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Purchasing Assistant – Smethwick – £16,000 – £17,000

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Job Description

Due to positive expansion of growth, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Purchasing Assistant to join well-established global manufacturer and supplier of work wear, corporate wear and Personal Protective Equipment located in Smethwick

The Role:

·Assist and maintain the supply inventory levels and negotiate deals with potential vendors/suppliers

·Maintaining supply inventory levels for effective company operation

·Build and maintain strong working relationships with suppliers

·Reviewing purchasing agreements and maintain open lines of communications with vendors

·Develop an active process for measuring supply inventory and determining purchasing needs- Quarterly and annual numbers

·Keeping up to date with industry trends

·Establishing long-term purchasing arrangements with vendors

·Creating works orders

·Compare product deliveries with issued purchase orders to ensure they are correct

·Contacting suppliers when there are discrepancies

·Purchasing warehouse consumables

·Tender Pricing and tracking orders to ensure timely delivery

·Conducting regular price comparison

The Ideal Candidate:

·Experience in a similar role would be an advantage

·Excellent communication and negotiation skills

·Proficient using MS Office ( Excel, Word & Outlook)

·Ability to manage work load and priorities important duties

Skills Required:

·Purchasing experience would be an advantage

·Excellent communication and negotiation skills

·Proficient in using MS Office (Excel, Word & Outlook)

·Able to create and administer a task priority list based on company needs

Hours of Work:

Monday – Friday 9am until 5pm (30 min lunch break)

This is a temporary – permanent role with a salary review upon completion of probationary period.

How to Apply

To apply for the Purchasing Assistant role, please send your CV and covering letter to Hannah Hastings at Totally Recruitment Ltd on

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