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Purchasing Assistant / Purchasing Officer

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  • Sector:

    Purchasing & Supply

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £18,000 - £20,000

  • Contact:

    Paul Rowlands

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


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Purchasing Assistant / Purchasing Officer

Purchasing Assistant responsibilities include researching new vendors, tracking deliveries and updating order records (e.g. dates, invoices and discounts.) Ultimately, you will make cost-effective purchases and ensure you maintain a fully stocked inventory.


  • Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs
  • Research potential vendors
  • Produce and distribute purchase orders to UK and European suppliers 
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery
  • Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)
  • Evaluate offers from vendors and negotiate better prices
  • Prepare cost analyses
  • Maintain updated records of invoices and contracts
  • Follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders
  • Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition
  • Liaise with Sales order processing to ensure timely flow of dispatch of orders.
  • Annual stock take
  • Stock control
  • Update supplier price list
  • Monitor and filing of supplier TDS, MSDS


  • Work experience as a Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Officer or similar role
  • Good understanding of supply chain procedures
  • Experience in Sage Line 50
  • Flexible working mindset as will be working as part of a small team.
  • Car owner essential
  • Good Sense of humor
  • Reliable & good time keeping essential


  • Mon – Thurs 9am -5pm
  • Friday 9am-4pm
  • 45 mins lunch
  • 23 days Statutory holidays + bank holidays. (3/4 days to be held back for Christmas shutdown)
  • Free Parking on site
  • NEST Pension Scheme