Purchasing Assistant

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Blackpool
Salary
18000.00 - 22000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
30 Mar 2021
Closes
27 Apr 2021
Sectors
Procurement
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Laila's Fine Foods are a successful, family run manufacturer of chilled and frozen ready meals for the UK retail and foodservice sectors. Having recently spent over GBP7m on a state of the art factory extension that has taken our production from 40 tonnes to 60 tonnes per day we are looking to add a first-class Purchasing Assistant to our team - strong administrative skills are essential.
Duties will include
* Supporting the Purchasing Director with the overall procurement business strategy
* Sourcing new products and negotiating with suppliers to secure the best deals
* Analysing past sales and raising orders with suppliers
* Attending supplier meetings (both internally and externally)
* Liaising with suppliers regarding deliveries (and late deliveries)
* Contacting suppliers regarding credits for damaged products or items missing from deliveries
* Booking in deliveries from external suppliers
* Setting up new products on internal inventory system
* General stock management and liaison with internal departments
Experience/Qualifications
* Familiarity with Microsoft office and some experience of Excel Spreadsheets
* General commercial awareness
* Clear, confident telephone manner
* Experience as Purchasing Assistant or Junior Buyer are desirable
* A Level standard of education and/or purchasing qualification would be advantageous
* Experience as Purchasing Assistant or Junior Buyer are desirable but not essential
Personal Qualities
* Good communication skills with some negotiating experience
* Analytical approach with attention to detail
* Enthusiastic and driven, with a desire to learn and progress
* Ability to work independently, can use own initiative when required
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