Purchasing Assistant

Permanent / Full Time
£25,000 per annum

Main Duties


Compliance with policies and procedures regarding the purchase of goods and services, adhering to finance department procedures and department standards of purchasing;

Raise enquiries and purchase orders for any allocated materials, within pre cost allowances and to support the company forward order book;

Progressing on time delivery of procured items with suppliers in the UK and overseas;

Develop a close working relationship with the engineering team and production departments to ensure progress meets with customer delivery requirements and that purchasing milestones are met;

Assist other members of the purchasing department as necessary;

Production of weekly updates on delivery and forecasts;

Proactively engage and support company initiatives designed to promote a culture of safe working, environmental protection and continual improvement;

Ensure systems (EFACS/Excel) are up to date at all times regarding expected delivery dates and prices from suppliers;

Develop and maintain relationships with existing suppliers while seeking new ones;

Assist in the shortfall of staff during holiday periods;

Carry out any reasonable ad-hoc duties requested by your direct Line Manager or the Management Team;

Requirements to carry out the role

GCSEs High school or equivalent;

Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors);

Hands-on experience with purchasing software (e.g. EFACS);

Commercial Awareness;

An understanding of supply chain procedures;

Analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports and conduct cost analyses;

Negotiation skills;

Experience of reading, understanding and interpreting mechanical drawings; (Desirable).


25 days holiday + bank holidays

Cycle to work scheme

Free onsite parking

Death in service scheme

Company pension 3% employees contribute 5%

Flexi time;

BUPA mental wellbeing package.

Onsite Welfare facilities.