Purchasing Assistant

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Transport, Logistics
North West
Salary Description:
From £21,000 to £21,000 per annum
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Purchasing Assistant - 12 months contract, leading to Permanent - Widnes Salary £21,000 A great role for someone to join a very busy, fast paced environment, where you will learn constantly and be valued for all your efforts. The purpose of the role: To be the focal point for all purchase order queries. Overseeing the full gamut of purchasing, vendor set up, receipt and process of all purchasing requisitions in accordance with the business needs and quality procedures.  To co-ordinate with all department concerning order requirements, receipting and invoicing. Closely liaising with finance and site manager to insure that all orders are agreed for processing and are being costed to the correct finance area. To provide information and support to both the department inputting the request and the finance team, in paying and clearing the invoices in a timely manner.  Daily duties will include: Raising material codes on SAP master data, keeping prices on material codes up to date To be the SAP superuser for all purchasing questions. Training departments in both the raising and editing of PR and goods receipting and cancellations. Sending PO to vendors and answering any queries or redirecting were necessary. Checking both order acknowledgements and invoices against PO and highlighting where PO should be closed and additional PO put on. Highlighting when there is no PR in the system but invoice has been received. Setup material codes/amending material codes and prices in SAP  Running reports for the site manager. Dealing with telephone enquiries. Team working with customer service to give the best service possible. The Office: The office based Commercial team is small (3 in total), and therefore the jobholder has to act in an independent, self-start manner. The role requires that the individual manages purchasing issues for Widnes plant. Polices all requests and invoices to help implement a smooth flow from point of order to payment. The job holder requires a number of competencies: SAP knowledge is essential. Previous purchasing experience is an advandage. -A high level of computer literacy SAP, Excel, Lotus Notes -Results orientated individual -Passionate about giving a good service -Strong attention to detail -Highly Organised and able to manage own work load and priorities -Strong effective team player  -Flexibility to cover fluctuating demand within a small team -Excellent interpersonal, persuasion and communication skills Please only apply if you are happy to commit to a 12 month fixed term contract to start ASAP!

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Contact: Kris Clare

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