Purchasing Assistant
Willenhall, United Kingdom
6d ago

A vacancy exists for a Purchasing Assistant within Abloy UK , reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor.

The primary objectives of this position is to :

  • Contribute to the purchasing function to ensure the maximum availability of products to maximise sales and profitability.
  • Key responsibilities and duties are to :

  • Maintain a positive and customer focussed attitude to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Actively contribute to the complete stock management process - from purchase planning, stock purchasing, stock receipt, handling, storage and despatch.
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers for stock items in order to ensure stock availability at all times.
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers to satisfy specific customer orders that may be fulfilled on a 'back to back' basis.
  • Ensure that all supplier details and product information, including costs and reorder levels, are current and accurate.
  • Input / communicate delivery times and specific requests for supplier lead times as requested.
  • Monitor outstanding purchase orders - being proactive with regard to any delays, communicating information as necessary.
  • Communicate and work with other operational departments / sales personnel to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Obtain supplier order confirmations and check for accuracy including any carriage charges.
  • Resolve any stock discrepancies with suppliers and assist with the resolution of any supplier invoice queries.
  • Carry out stock adjustments.
  • Provide support for related administrative tasks
  • Carry out other clerical and administration such as filing, ordering of office stationary, and despatch of post.
  • Contribute to maintaining appropriate stock levels in line with the business objectives of 'on time in full and stock turn'.
  • Ensure fast, efficient and professional handling of all enquiries.
  • Ensure output is accurate with minimal errors.
  • Identify opportunities for reducing complexity and cost of doing business.
  • The ideal candidate will :

  • Have proven experience working with numbers and spreadsheets.
  • Have purchasing / supply chain related experience (desirable)
  • Have a high level of accuracy / attention to detail.
  • Have an understanding of re-ordering / purchase planning.
  • Be an excellent team player with the ability to work successfully as an individual.
  • Be able to demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Have good planning and organisation skills.
  • Show excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • We are looking for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.

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