Purchasing Assistant

RyderSlade Limited
Up to £10,000
19 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting interim opportunity has arisen for an experienced Purchasing Assistant to join an Exeter-based business to assist them during an extremely busy period. You will play a key role in this busy team, using a range of skills to support the management of key supplier relationships and to ensure supply can meet demand.

The business is seeing an increase in demand and is looking to expand it’s products and services; it is essential that the Purchasing Assistant has strong organisational skills and experience of working in a fast-paced environment.

This interim role will suit a candidate who is available to consider temporary work for up to 2 months.

The role:
  • Managing multiple key supplier relationships to ensure supply can meet demand; placing orders, administering returns and chasing suppliers where necessary.
  • Negotiating to ensure the best service, price and quality.
  • Assisting with the agreements for the supply of new products and new suppliers.
  • Liaising with sales and operational teams regarding future requirements and maintaining stock levels.
  • Seeking opportunities to improve efficiencies and control costs with existing and new suppliers.
  • Working closely with management to report data, make recommendations and identify opportunities to reduce costs.

Skills and experience:
  • To hit the ground running we are looking for an experienced Purchasing Assistant, ideally with experience of purchasing for a retail business.
  • You will be experienced negotiating to ensure best price, service and quality.
  • Strong IT and numeracy skills are essential including advanced Excel and experience using purchasing software.
  • You will be confident working under pressure to meet deadlines with an organised and accurate approach.

If this sounds like you and you are in a position to consider a temporary opportunity for up to 2 months please contact a member of the team today.

Full time hours - Monday to Friday.

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