Purchasing Assistant jobs
Helping to keep company expenditure to an absolute minimum whilst ensuring delivery of orders on time are the main tasks of the purchasing assistant. As the name suggests, they might be working alongside purchasing managers or heads of procurement, and might be streamed into specific parts of the procurement operation, for example dealing with certain countries or certain materials, depending upon their expertise.
The role will involve a good deal of administration work too, as distinct from the work done by the more supplier-facing buyers. The purchasing assistant will usually need to collect the data on procurement quite regularly in order to keep on top of the reporting effort and maintain complete control over budgets and forecasts.
There could be some contact with suppliers in the job, perhaps chasing up invoices or keeping in communication to ensure things are running smoothly and that no issues threaten to jeopardise the constant supply should it be required by the employer.
The purchasing assistant is an important role in a procurement department, dealing with the paperwork and other admin work in order to allow the buyers to go about their work more efficiently.
The skills required
The buyers and purchasing management will be relying on the purchasing assistant to maintain a smoothly running procurement department, so independent-minded people who are able to work on their own initiative will be highly valued. They will need to understand the procurement process, and any specific knowledge of the sector that the position is in will certainly help, as it will increase the likelihood of awareness of specific documents and legal aspects of it.
The purchasing assistant may well have several or tens of buyers to process the work of, so they should be excellent at juggling many different sets of figures and lines of communication at once. The ability to collect and present information accurately will depend upon the purchasing assistant’s ability to communicate effectively, making this skill key to potential candidates.
Demand & Operations Planner
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Demand & Operations Planner London OR Dublin £30,000 - £35,000 Role ProfileWe have a fantastic opportunity for you to join an international business specialised in healthy and responsible produced foo...
Head of Supply Chain
£85000.00 - £95000.00 per annum Benefits
Head of Supply ChainCentral Belt - Scotland£85,000 - £95,000 Benefits DOE Role ProfileOur client is an expanding Retail/Manufacturing based within the Central Belt in Scotland. This business are loo...
Operations Director - Automotive
Birmingham, West Midlands
£90000 - £110000 per annum Car Allowance Benefits
Operations Director - Automotive West Midlands£100,000 - £110,000 Benefits DOE Role ProfileOur client is a well-established and expanding automotive manufacturer based in West Midlands. They are cur...
Dudley, West Midlands
Up to £35000.00 per annum
Material PlannerDudley£35,000 per annum Role Profile Our client is a well-established manufacturer based in Dudley. They are currently looking to appoint a Material Planner on a 6-month FTC or perman...
Birmingham, West Midlands
£35000.00 - £45000 per annum Excellent benefits
Demand Planner£35,000-£45,000Birmingham Hybrid Working Role ProfileCastUK is currently recruiting for an experienced Demand Planner for a rapidly expanding FMCG business based in Birmingham. The com...
Project Co-ordinator Crewe £ Competitive Salary Role ProfileOur client is a highly successful manufacturing business with a site based in Crewe. They are currently looking to appoint a Project Co-ord...
Despatch Supervisor - FMCG
£25000.00 - £33000 per annum Benefits
Role Title Despatch Supervisor - FMCG Cannock To £33,000 Benefits Role Profile Excellent opportunity to join expanding FMCG operation based in Cannonck during an exciting period of change and growt...
Supply Chain Manager £40,000 - £50,000 doe.
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Supply Chain Manager - Stansted - £40,000 - £50,000 DOEWE NEED YOUAn experienced supply chain manager with a knowledge of importing procedures.Who you'll be working for:Our client is a leading busines...
Supply Chain Assistant
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Supply Chain Assistant role for a company dealing with LAZERS?! £26,000 - £30,000 plus benefitsYes please! I'm working with a really interesting international business who are looking for a Supply Ch...
Continuous Improvement - Ind Engineer Specialist
Exceptional Bonus - Flexible Working
Industrial Engineer / Continuous Improvement ManufacturingUK Wide - Remote Working £70,000 - £75,000 Outstanding Benefits package Flexible Working Role ProfileDue to the ongoing success of this ex...
Typical roles we recruit forROLES
We’re here to help
Whether you are a client or a candidate, getting to know you helps us to understand and anticipate your needs. Why not get in touch and see just what we can do for you today?