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Advertiser: WorkWales

Job Title: Purchasing Assistant
Rate:£23K to £25K Per Year
Description: Purchasing Assistant

Work Wales are looking for a Purchasing Assistant for one of our expanding clients based in the Swansea Enterprise Park to join their team on a permanent basis.

Main Duties:

Ensure optimum stock levels, secure best pricing and ensure MOQ and Lead times are appropriate.


* Using SAGE Inventory Advisor to understand stock levels;
* Raise purchase orders and works orders and pass for authorisation for finished goods for assigned markets;
* Expedite, de-expedite as necessary;
* Review and reduce costs / lead times;
* Improve purchasing processes and Supplier selection;
* Ensure all WO and POs are maintained date wise;
* Ensure purchasing assistant is providing component cover;
* Resolve any invoice queries, disputes or grievances with suppliers;
* Communicate issues to purchasing manager;
* Take part in inter departmental projects;
* Cover for Purchasing Manager in absence.

Skills Requirement

* Good oral and written communication skills;
* Strong analytical skills, structured but can make intuitive leaps;
* Commercial awareness and especially attuned to cost saving opportunities;
* Ability to adapt to different supplier needs and to develop and maintain successful working relationships;
* Excellent standard of numeracy in order to analyse facts and figures;
* Flair for negotiation and networking;
* Ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines;
* Confident and mature approach and can use tact and diplomacy internally and externally.

Work experience

* Previous business experience, especially gained in purchasing in FMCG sector;
* CIPS membership (or working towards CIPS qualification) would be advantageous;
* Dealings with non UK supply chains;
* Project management;
* Life Cycle analysis;
* SAGE 1000 / ERP systems and Good working knowledge of MS Office.

Hours of work

Monday - Friday: 8:45am to 5:15 with a one hour lunch break.

If you are interested in this position please send your CV or call a member of the Work Wales Team on 01792 477340 to discuss further.
Skills Required: Good communication skills; CIPS; SAGE1000; FMCG; Strong analytical skills; previous business experie
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Contact: Sophie Benyamin Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 01792 477340 Contact Fax:
Reference: SB Purchasing Assist Added: 25-07-2017
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