Purchasing Assistant Temporary to permanent contract

Plus One Personnel
20000.00 - 24000.00 GBP Annual
22 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

Our client is a reputable and highly respected family-run company based in Coventry. They are an established supplier within their industry and due to team expansion, they are now looking to acquire the services of a talented Purchasing Assistant to work closely with the Purchasing Director. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a company who genuinely value their employees. The role would suit a conscientious individual with some previous purchasing experience or a strong administrator who is interested in progressing their career within this discipline.

Please note:

This is permanent job opportunity, but our client would like to hire the successful candidate initially on a temporary basis. This will give both parties a chance to see if the job/company is right for them. Once a brief and succesful temporary period has been completed, a permanent contract will be agreed. You will need to be immediately available or available at short notice.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with Suppliers as to expected delivery dates for orders and back orders.
  • Helping raise orders as detailed in accordance with re-order levels and re-order quantities.
  • Assisting with product sourcing and finding prices for 'special order' items.
  • Liaising with Suppliers to get current prices and updating the system accordingly.
  • Ensuring all data is inputted to Excel efficiently and accurately.
  • Maintaining a strong attention to detail.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Previous purchasing/buying experience within any industry is highly advantageous.
  • Confident with Microsoft packages including Excel.
  • Loyal, honest and trustworthy person who takes great pride in their work.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communicator - both written and verbal.
  • Longevity demonstrated with previous employers.

Additional Information:

The working hours are Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm. A free lunch is provided on a daily basis.

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please submit an up-to-date CV including details about your current or most recent salary and your availability/notice period. You can also call Jack on for a discreet and confidential discussion about the role.