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Ferndown   |  8 June 2021
Purchasing Assistant in Ferndown | up to £26k

Do you want to work for a highly successful, forward thinking Manufacturing company? Would you like to work flexible hours and early finish on Fridays? If you are an enthusiastic and driven individual with an outstanding work ethic, please APPLY TODAY!

As an integral part of the procurement team, you will be responsible for the raising and expediting of purchase orders to suppliers/subcontractors, plus any other duties deemed appropriate by your supervisor/manager. You will also be expected to take an active role in the continuous improvement of quality, products and procedures within the purchasing department.

Working for a successful manufacturing company with a strong family feel, this brand-new Purchasing Assistant role offers a friendly team environment, salary of up to £26k, 4-day week –Free Parking & flexible working hours& early finish on Fridays – Based in Ferndown.

Responsibilities of the Purchasing Assistant:  

  • Create purchase orders from our list of approved suppliers using our in-house system
  • Expedite orders to maintain delivery schedules.
  • To ensure that at all times work is carried out to the highest standards, and in a timely manner, in accordance with company procedures.
  • To develop good working relationships within own section supplier/subcontractors.
  • To take an active role in company initiatives such as continuous improvement, quality initiatives and new manufacturing systems and processes as they are introduced
  • To ensure that all work carried out complies with health and safety requirements as laid down by the company and by external bodies
  • To carry out any other tasks requested within capability.

Personal Attributes of Purchasing Assistant:   

  • Strong administrative skills preferably gained in a similar role
  • Accurate data entry, good working knowledge of Excel essential
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Problem solver and logical thinker
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent time management skills and able to prioritise your workload
  • A good understanding of MRP systems an advantage
  • The ability to work as part of a team is important
  • You should also be reliable, able to demonstrate enthusiasm and a willingness to take on a variety of tasks, new methods and procedures.

What’s in it for you?

  • Excellent salary on offer – up to £26k
  • Flexible working hours –choose your start time from 5:30am – 8am
  • Monday – Thursday (8 hour days) and Friday finish at 1:30pm
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • 190 hours holiday (holiday can be booked by the hour)






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