Purchasing Assistant

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Wigan, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH29619

£22000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

Purchasing Assistant
£22,000 - £25,000

Role Profile

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a thriving business in the Wigan area as a Purchasing Assistant.

This is a fast-paced busy role working for a great organisation that offers a fantastic office space and working environment for its staff.

Your Key Responsibilities as Purchasing Assistant will include:

  • Requesting quotations for one-off and bespoke items from existing and new suppliers
  • Negotiating pricing and delivery terms in order to achieve best possible commercial agreements
  • Placing purchase orders with suppliers and expediting deliveries
  • Ongoing supplier relationship management with key vendors
  • Resolving day to day issues with supply and supporting the Purchasing team with day to day purchasing activities as required
  • Providing best possible service levels to internal customers and departments

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Previous experience in a fast paced purchasing role
  • Confidence and tenacity to negotiate with suppliers on terms and pricing
  • High attention to detail and good organisation skills
  • Passion and drive to progress your career in Purchasing
  • Good relationship management skills


Our client is a highly successful business based in the Wigan area that has been growing year on year. The successful candidate will be part of an established Purchasing team and will have the chance to work for a business that fosters an entrepreneurial, autonomous and sociable culture and offers excellent benefits in addition to a competitive salary.


£22,000 - £25,000 plus excellent benefits

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board, such as Junior Buyer to Procurement Director level. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit www.castuk.com.

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