Square Peg Associates


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Purchasing Assistant - Blackburn

Job Summary & Responsibilities

Square Peg Associates are working with a fantastic global manufacturing business based in Blackburn who are looking to recruit a Purchasing Assistant to join their Purchasing team. 
This is a very exciting opportunity for an individual who has at least 2 years Procurement/ Supply Chain experience and is looking to continue and expand their career in Purchasing. The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for the Procurement of materials and services to support production and engineering.

Salary: 21k per annum plus company benefits 
Key duties of the Purchasing Assistant will include:
  • Continuously liaising with stakeholders and managers across the business to assess demand
  • The position will be responsible for the procurement of parts, stock and materials to ensure sales order deadlines are met 
  • Processing purchase orders in accordance with the organisations procedures
  • Responsible for the day to day running of the Procurement activities
  • Maintaining and updating of purchasing data on the internal ERP system 
  • Sourcing new suppliers for goods and services to achieve best value and quality
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with new and existing suppliers
  • Processing payments and invoices
  • Identifying opportunities for cost savings and implementing improvements
This is a full time permanent role that will suit an individual who is comfortable engaging a variety of customers, both internal and external.
Who should apply?
  • You must have at least 2 years purchasing experience
  • A High level of computer literacy is essential
  • Experience in ERP systems or similar would be advantageous
  • Total familiarity with MS word, Excel and Outlook is necessary
Excellent communication skills are essential in this role as you will be interacting with various customers. 
This is a great business, who really value their employees and will offer great support and development opportunities for the successful Purchasing Assistant.

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