Job Details


Purchasing Assistant

Ref: CP5206 Salary: ££20000 - £21000 Contract Type: PermanentLocation: Margate

Title:  Purchasing Assistant

Status: permanent role

Hours of work:  39 hours week Mon – Thur 8 – 5 and 8 – 1 on Friday.

Salary: £20000 - £21000 DOE

Holiday: 23 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 30 days over time)

We are currently working alongside a manufacturing company in Margate who are recruiting for a Purchasing assistant to join their team.

  • Progress chasing Purchase Orders and updating software to reflect changes in delivery dates.
  • Chasing overdue Purchase Orders and reporting / solving issues (as appropriate).
  • Updating ERP information (material and suppliers) to maximise efficiency.
  • Placing POs for low-cost inventory items and consumables.
  • Submission of RFQs to relevant suppliers and monitoring of Sales Quotations received.
  • Managing nonconforming materials / services / documentation received from suppliers.
  • General administrative tasks.
  • Support Goods Inwards activities to ensure smooth flow of inventory into the facility


  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A good understanding of supply chain systems.
  • IT literate including proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Experience of using ERP and MRP systems (preferably SAP) would be an advantage
  • An understanding of the financial and legal aspects of Purchasing would be an advantage
  • Skilled in negotiating purchasing of low to medium-risk product groups.
  • Commercial awareness and a focus on cost minimisation.

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Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Claire Pitchford

Tel: 01303 220844


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