Purchasing Assistant

Reference 81698101
Town Grantham
County Lincs
Employer Large Independant Company
Date Posted
Date Starting
Type Admin
Hours 40
Salary Competitive

A great opportunity to join a successful and growing family run organisation based near Grantham.


The company is looking for a purchasing assistant to support the finance department with day to day negotiating, orders and office administration. The ideal candidate will come from an administration background looking to further their career in purchasing and procurement.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • To research and ascertain the best products and services to meet with business goals and objectives.

  • Contact suppliers to check price and availability and negotiate as necessary

  • Maintain Supplier Approval database

  • Day-to-day ordering and forecasting volumes for dedicated suppliers

  • Raising purchase orders and managing and maintaining accurate records

  • Liaise with Suppliers to chase up outstanding orders.

  • Dealing with problems on delivery such as quality, on time and in full

  • Ensuring effective communication between suppliers and departments
  • Share of Purchasing associated administration tasks (filing / scanning etc)

  • General office support including Incoming phone call response

  • Analysis of spending

  • Producing reports for Directors.

Essential Criteria

  • Strong administration and organisation skills
  • Good communication skills, written and oral; literate and numerate
  • Excellent time-keeping skills, flexible with an approachable ‘can-do’ outlook.
  • You should be confident working alone and able to work with and support your colleagues
  • Good levels of accuracy and attention to detail is required
  • Ability to work with a range of individuals and organisations.
  • Good prioritisation skills and work well under pressure

  • Good levels of accuracy and attention to detail is required

  • A strong and confident personality

Experience in using word processing; MS Excel spreadsheets; emailing and internet facilities and willingness and aptitude to learn new technology applications.