Purchasing Assistant

14th October 2021
Crosshills, West Yorkshire
Job Type
Pay Range
£20,000 - £30,000
Cross Hills


Our client based in Crosshills is looking to recruit a Purchasing Assistant on a full time, temporary basis, with the possibility to go permanent for the right candidate.

Duties will include:

  • Create purchase orders from requisitions to suppliers and confirm delivery date, quantity ordered and ensure prices are correct, making sure all relevant internal paperwork is in place and approved.
  • Resolving Departmental invoice and booking in queries
  • Assisting department in tendering indirect / non-inventory suppliers when due, including uniforms, stationary, waste disposal, cleaning contracts and more.
  • Monitoring and maintaining Kanban agreements
  • Supplier communications, sourcing and chasing via telephone and email.
  • Supplier returns process
  • Stock adjustments and assisting stocktakes
  • Supplier management of company fleet policy.


Experience, Knowledge, Personal Specification and Qualifications:

  • CIPS Qualification or working towards – Desirable
  • Knowledge of Netsuite or other Oracle based system – Desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – Essential
  • Excellent understanding of material, equipment, and services in a manufacturing environment – Essential
  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers and get the best value – Essential
  • Excellent understanding of a structured procurement process and systems – Essential
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing – Essential
  • Excellent organisational, analytical and planning skills. - Essential
  • Proficiency in MS Office (in particular, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint) – Essential
  • Task focused, diligent and organised ability to work independently and priorities workload – Essential.


Salary - £22-£25K depending on experience.

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