Purchasing Assistant

  • Location: North West
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Discipline: Purchase and Supply
  • Posted: 25 November 2022

Are you a Purchasing Assistant or an Administrator looking to take your first step into a Purchasing role job role, with a supportive company who will give you on the job training? If so, we want you to apply.  Mpeople are working with a well-established company in Wigan, who are ideally looking to have you in the role as soon as possible.  The position is ideally suited for someone looking to progress their career within an ever-expanding Company with ongoing training opportunities.  Salary £19,000 - £21,000 hours are Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm with one hour for lunch. 

Purchasing Assistant Duties:  

  • Internal / external call handling.  
  • Dealing with general queries on product and pricing both to clients and employees.  
  • Input of purchase orders.  
  • Research potential suppliers for the best price and delivery. 
  • Track orders and ensure on time and correct to purchase order.  
  • Managing replenishment levels to ensure efficient delivery of products to customers.  
  • liaise with suppliers and follow up supplier/ changes and deliveries.  
  • Ability to negotiate on price and terms.  
  • Managing existing accounts and nurturing new business. 
  • General Administration duties. 

Purchasing Assistant Experience:  

  • Working in a similar role with a supply chain or purchasing function is desirable but not essential as full training will be given to anyone with a good administrative background. 
  • Ability to prioritise your own workload, work to targets and deadlines.  
  • Essential, must be PC Literate with a knowledge of Microsoft office, Word, Excel.  
  • Good working knowledge of Purchasing Software desirable but not essential.  
  • Positive, pro-active, and flexible approach and can work under pressure. 

Purchasing Assistant Benefits:  

  • Free car parking. 
  • Company Pension.  
  • 25 Days holidays and bank holidays, 3 days reserved for Christmas shutdown.  
  • Staff discount scheme. 


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