Purchasing Assistant

Reynolds and Reynolds
£20,000 per annum
30 Aug 2017
23 Sep 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time


As the Purchasing Assistant you will have the opportunity to assist in the purchasing of goods and services for all areas of the business. The role includes liaising with all departments to determine their purchasing requirements, alongside building relationships with current and new suppliers, including telecoms, domain and software renewals. You will review supplier accounts to ensure all key suppliers have signed and returned required documents according to compliance standards. You will also process purchase requests from internal sources in a timely manner by obtaining quotes and pricing information from potential suppliers. Other responsibilities include basic administrative duties related to the position.


  • Ability to negotiate and work accurately under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Must be able to prioritise, meet deadlines, and enjoy problem-solving
  • Confident, self-motivated, outgoing and not easily flustered personality
  • Professional telephone manner and confidence when dealing with external suppliers
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, organized and methodical in daily tasks


  • IT purchasing experience - preferably with a strong telecoms and/or software licensing background
  • Minimum GCSE Maths and English Grade C. A-Level or equivalent education preferable but experience is more important


We strive to offer an environment that provides our associates with the right balance between work and family. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Free Bi-annual Eye Tests and contribution towards glasses
  • Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund - Discounted monthly rates
  • Childcare Vouchers - Tax efficient way of paying for childcare
  • Ride2Work - Tax efficient way of purchasing a bike for travelling to work
  • Company Events throughout the Year


IT Specialists (ITS) is a trading name of Reynolds and Reynolds and is a nationwide Managed IT Services provider delivering UK-based services to business of all sizes. ITS offers a broad range of IT services including: managed backup and recovery, tailored UK cloud hosting; complete infrastructure implementation; flexible telephony solutions and web creative services to businesses across the country. Extensive resources made available through Reynolds and Reynolds, allow ITS to offer market leading guarantees on response and fix times, giving its customers peace of mind over their IT.

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