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Purchasing Assistant

  • Location:

    Didcot

  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £28000 - £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Holly

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

  • Job ref:

    HWY/594320_1718287800

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    13/07/2024

  • Startdate:

    01/07/24

Job Description

Why Join Us?
Valued Team Members
At our company, we deeply value our staff and believe in nurturing their growth. You'll be part of a supportive team where your contributions are recognised and celebrated.

Career Development
We offer proactive personal development opportunities, ensuring you have the tools and resources to advance your career. With our focus on continuous improvement and innovation, your potential is limitless.

Competitive Benefits
Enjoy an attractive remuneration package designed to reward your hard work and dedication. Our comprehensive benefits cater to your needs, ensuring you feel valued and supported.

Global Impact
Work with a leading international manufacturer, making significant contributions to our global operations. Your role will have a direct impact on our success and growth.

About the Role:
As a Purchasing Assistant, you will manage the inward supply of a portfolio of production commodities and non-production goods and services. Your responsibilities will include preparing and negotiating contracts, supporting the business plan implementation, and acting as the Purchasing team member for a specific sector of the business.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Support Manufacturing Requirements: Interpret production plans and forecasts to meet business manufacturing needs.
  • Develop Source Plans: Create strategies for specific areas of spend, aligned with the overall Purchasing strategy and business plans. Lead cross-functional teams in developing these plans.
  • Sector Responsibility: Act as the Purchasing team representative for a business sector, participating in new product development, product launches, and other relevant activities. Share information with the team and manage their input.
  • Budget Preparation: Forecast future prices based on market analysis, agree budgets with the Purchasing Manager, and monitor price performance versus budget.
  • Reporting: Report price performance and relevant market issues to interested departments and company Directors through the Purchasing Report.
  • Continuous Improvement: Lead projects resulting from Supply Agreements to enhance our processes and performance.


The Ideal Candidate:
Experience: Minimum of 1 years in a purchasing role within a manufacturing environment
Skills: Demonstrable experience with modern purchasing techniques and ERP environments. Proven materials and services purchasing experience.


If you are ready to take the next step in your career and join a company that values your contribution, please email your CV to us.

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