Purchasing Assistant

Perfectus Biomed
Up to £24,000
05 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Purchasing Assistant
Warrington, Cheshire

Are you a confident communicator with exceptional MS Office skills? Want to increase your purchasing, negotiation and stock control experience with an award-winning organisation? If so, you may be the Purchasing Assistant we’re looking for.

About Us 

Perfectus Biomed is a multi-award winning, UKAS accredited Contract Research Organisation (CRO). Offering both standard and customised microbiology testing services, we have extensive experience of developing fit-for-purpose experiments that mimic real-life scenarios. 

With Scientists that specialise in antimicrobial, biofilm, viral, fungal and cellular research, we deliver leading services to customers from a range of sectors. 

We are now looking for a Purchasing Assistant to join us in Daresbury Science Park, an internationally recognised hub of world-class science, innovation and enterprise.

The Benefits

- Salary of up to £24,000 per annum
- Gain experience with a leading scientific company
- Excellent training
- Collaborative and forward-thinking work environment

This is a brilliant opportunity to play an important behind-the-scenes role in delivering our microbiological services by supporting the smooth running of a vital business function.

You’ll be supported by a highly-skilled team with a strong work ethic and a genuine passion for what they do. We always strive to challenge each other, share our ideas and support one and other to achieve our goals.

What’s more, as we are rapidly-expanding, this position has the potential to develop and progress as the company does, meaning you’ll be able to build a rewarding career.

The Role

As a Purchasing Assistant, you will monitor and purchase laboratory stock supplies to support the smooth delivery of our testing services.

Working in-line with quality requirements, you will:

- Raise purchase orders
- Evaluate new suppliers and monitor existing suppliers
- Negotiate rates with suppliers
- Identify ways to improve stock control processes

About You

To join us as a Purchasing Assistant, you will need:

- Excellent MS Office skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- The ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- At a minimum, GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English, Maths and Science

Experience in a procurement, purchasing and/or supplier management role would be beneficial, as would knowledge of typical procurement processes, policies and procedures. Experience of processing orders and invoices in Sage 50 would be desirable, as would an accounting background.

It would be equally favourable if you were interested in obtaining a CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) qualification in the future.

We’d like to hear from you if you’ve worked as, or would like to become a, Purchasing Administrator, Supply Chain Assistant, Procurement Assistant, Buying Assistant, Procurement Administrator, Supply Chain Administrator or Trainee Procurement Co-ordinator.

Webrecruit and Perfectus Biomed are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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