Purchasing / Buying Assistant

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Buying/ Purchasing Assistant to join a growing company initially on a 3 month contract.

For the right candidate this has the potential to become a permanent job opportunity.



You will expedite and administer all systems and processes to successfully support the Procurement Department and the wider organisation to deliver the following in the most cost effective way.



Key responsibilities:

, Assist in the negotiation and bidding process for the cost effective procurement of all low value purchases working closely with the budget holders to scope out the correct specification and quality requirements
, Assist in the research, review and proposing of alternative suppliers or products to best meet requirements
, Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with suppliers and internal customers to achieve the optimum result for the company
, Understand and comply with all relevant policies, procedures and controls to meet internal audit requirements and segregation of duties
, Process and release stock and manual orders for direct and indirect materials and services
, Obtain quotations in support of all low value purchase orders (LVPO's) for the organisation and process the necessary paperwork
, Analyse and police face approved invoices and work with relevant stakeholders to reduce the level below agreed targets
, Set up and maintain pricing files and source lists within SAP
, Assist in the investigation of supplier complaints and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders
, Investigate and resolve invoice queries where applicable
, Maintain supplier performance reports to agreed criteria
, Maintain procurement email inbox
, Expedite order receipts and maintain order acknowledgement reports
, Provide support and cover for the Procurement Department as necessary

This is a Monday - Friday role

Your working hours will be 8.30 - 5.30pm


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Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

KHR - Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd.

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