Buying Assistant - Engineering Department

Parker Steel
Canterbury, Kent
Dependent on skills and experience
20 Dec 2018
17 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Buying Assistant (Salary - Dependent on skills and experience)

ParkerSteel is one of the largest steel stockholders & processors in the UK and has been successfully trading in the engineering and steel industry for over 100 years. As a family run business, we are focused on continuous innovation and improvements that are implemented collaboratively with our staff. Our company has rapidly grown due to our investment in technology and our staff. At the heart of our business is ensuring our staff are motivated, engaged and developing. All our staff members undergo continuous training and development programmes to help them gain new skills, recognised certificates and the opportunities to further their career with us. As well as free training and development opportunities, all our staff have access to a great variety of high street and online discounts via our PerkBox staff scheme. 

With this in mind we are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our Engineering purchasing department to assist the team to ensure that all administrative functions are carried out accurately and within a set timescale. The role will involve dealing with enquiries for special products as well as sourcing and placing orders. You will be liaising with managers/buyers to ensure pricing is correct at all times as well assisting in keeping nil stocks to a minimum. You will be responsible for ensuring that confirmation of orders are chased and confirmed in a set time frame, as well as, progressing of orders and maintaining due dates, and report any delays.

Experience & Skills:
•    Experience in a procurement /supply chain role and an understanding of category buying
•    You will be commercially and financially aware 
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external relationships 
•    Good multi-tasking skills
•    Ability to work under pressure 
•    Attention to detail 
•    Understands and can apply purchasing strategy 
•    Good telephone manner 
•    Computer literate with strong skills in MS Excel

•    Company Pension
•    Life insurance
•    Perk box
•    Employee discounts schemes

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