Purchasing Assistant

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£17,000 to £18,000 Per Annum
Job Type
Permanent/Full Time
Date Posted
4th May 2018

Job Description

Position: Purchasing Assistant
Location: Witham, Essex
Salary: Up to £18,000 + Benefits

The Company:
Our client has over 70 years' experience supplying melamine catering supplies wholesale to the food industry sector, and has acquired extensive market knowledge, and established strong relationships with leading industry professionals.

Due to their continued growth, they now have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant to join them.

The Purchasing Assistant Role:
This Purchasing Assistant position is an office based role, assisting the purchasing team with their day to day duties, and ensuring they are following all necessary procedures to successfully carry out tasks.

Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing Assistant:

  • Review Supplier order confirmations  
  • Check Supplier and freight invoices
  • Create items on Microsoft Navision Software
  • Process and categorise samples and prototypes received from Suppliers
  • Create contacts in Dynamics 365 and Navision
  • Assist with carrying out quality control checks and raising any issues to the Buyer
  • Assist with obtaining Freight Quotes for Sea and Air
  • Arrange freight shipments and liaise with Freight Forwarders
  • Submit and process documentation for Customs clearance and imports
  • Submit relevant tasks as required by the Purchasing Team using Dynamics 365
  • Communicate with the UK and China Warehouse teams to ensure goods can be effectively booked in and work to necessary schedules

Skills & Experience Required:

  • High standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office Skills

Skills & Experience Desired:

  • Previous experience in a buying or logistics role
  • Qualification in purchasing or relevant subject
  • Experience using Microsoft Navision or Dynamics 365

In return, the Purchasing Assistant can expect:

  • Competitive salary – up to £18,000 (DOE)
  • Excellent working environment – contemporary offices with state of the art technology
  • Pension plan

What’s Next?
In order to apply for this Purchasing Assistant position, simply submit your CV via the button shown.

Keywords: Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain, Navision, Manufacturing, Dynamics 365, Quotation, Sales Admin, Export, Freight, Witham, Braintree, Essex

This vacancy is being advertised by Net-Recruit.


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