Purchasing Assistant, East Sussex, £16,000 - £18,000
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Purchasing Assistant to join a growing, successful and innovative company based in East Sussex. This may lead to a full time position over time.
A specialist manufacturer and global supplier of vacuum based tubes and camera systems for photon detection. They are experts in large area and ultra-high speed imaging and advanced photon counting camera systems.
The Purchasing Assistant has primary responsibility for progressing purchase orders. This role will also involve all other administration tasks carried out in the department.
Be responsible for placing PO’s in a timely manner
Manage purchases for consumables stock and ensure replenishment orders are placed in a timely manner
Plan appropriate quotes and purchases for standard production items to ensure parts are available to meet product on-time delivery
Gather approvals, then raise and issue purchase orders to suppliers in good time
Maintain and develop a good working relationship with our suppliers, working with the Senior Buyer to foster continuous improvement in their performance.
Highlight poor supplier performance to the Senior Manager, Materials Manager and Quality Manager so that appropriate remedial action may be taken.
Manage the process for items being returned to suppliers due to poor quality, raising returns and new orders on Sage as appropriate.
Complete purchase order acknowledgements and work with suppliers to minimise late deliveries, looking at purchase order priorities with the Materials Manager as necessary
Call suppliers to check on despatch dates, to clarify requirements and to provide occasional feedback on their performance.
Works orders and General Administration
Raise work orders
Pick parts for works orders and issue to production or test staff as/when required
Receive deliveries, unpack and book goods in; raise QA paperwork
Carry out stock checks
Handle customer returns
Prepare paperwork for shipping
Answer calls to the Purchasing department
Look after visitors when they first arrive at the Company.
The role is 37.5 hours per week within normal 'office' hours, from Monday to Friday.
Skills and knowledge required:
Excellent Communication skills
Good numeracy and data entry skills, including use of computers (Excel and Word)
Excellent personal organisation and planning skills
Good telephone manner
Ability to manage work load during the day on varied activities
Ability to work productively, efficiently and effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales whilst maintaining high attention to detail and quality
Willingness to learn, improve and adapt
Maths and English at ‘O’ level or GCSE level grade C or better
Use and understanding of MPS/MRP systems (preferably Sage)
Previous experience in a manufacturing company
Sage Manufacturing (especially Sage 200) software
Experience of Sage or other purchasing software systems
Purchasing, planning, negotiation qualifications
Experience in a purchasing/buying department
Previous experience of carrying out general administrative duties.
In-house training will be provided
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