Purchasing Assistant

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Job Sector:
£23,000 to £24,000 per annum
Salary Description:
�23,000-�24,000 per annum
TalentSpa Recuitment
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Purchasing Assistant

Location: Ware, SG12 9QL

Salary: �23,000-�24,000 per annum

Hours of Work: Mon-Thurs 9-5, Friday 9-4

About the Company:

Our client is a UK based multinational with operations across Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and South East Asia. Their presence around the world allows them to closely watch the global market and creatively respond to new trends.

Each of their solutions is unique, expertly blended, and produced to the highest specifications. They're able to manufacture fragrances or flavours in quantities large or small, cost effectively, and with great precision. They're also geared towards rapid response because they know their customers have to be quick to market!

Purchasing Assistant Responsibilities:

* Accurate processing of Purchase Orders in Formpak
* Evaluate internal customer priority requirements and achieve deadlines bearing in mind EFF business goals
* Track supplier sample submissions through the EFF internal system
* Internal Customer satisfaction, by ensuring all are kept fully up to date with timely and accurate information
* Liaising/coordinating with other functions within EFF to meet requirements both within the UK group and with other Affiliates
* To act quickly accurately and carefully in any purchase transactions
* To follow up Purchase orders to ensure timely deliveries
* Occasional supplier visits - contributing to building relationships
* Coordinating with Operations on stock levels and ETA of orders
* Coordinating with Perfumery group on availability of materials
* Accurate customer data on purchasing system i.e. addresses, contacts, customer requirements, packaging etc.
* Administration function of purchasing systems
* To reduce costs where possible without compromise on quality
* In depth involvement with Annual stocktake
* Fielding calls from suppliers
* Proactively source new materials and packaging

Purchasing Assistant Requirements:

* At least 12 months in a similar Purchasing role
* Excellent communications skills emphasised on being tactful and convincing
* Accurate and well organised individual
* An individual with a flexible approach
* Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision as well as part of a team
* Ability to associate and deal with other cultures, language and levels within the operating area
* GCSE (A-C) or equivalent with experience in a high paced supply chain environment
* Ability to react positively to tight deadlines
* Good accurate computer skills


* Working Knowledge of FORMPAK (training would be given on this interim software)
* IFS software knowledge (Distinct advantage)
* CIPS qualification
* Advanced Excel knowledge
* Additional language skills (Advantageous)
* Knowledge of Halal and Kosher certification processes
* Knowledge of Inward Processing relief

Purchasing Assistant Benefits:

* 20 days holiday per year, rising by 2 days per year after 2 years to a maximum of 30 days
* Competitive salary paid
* 5% contribution to Pension
* Birthday off
* Flexi /sickness scheme subject to 6 month qualifying period

If you think that you are suitable for this Purchasing Assistant role, please apply now!

Contact Details:
TalentSpa Recuitment
Tel: 0844 8700 926
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