purchasing assistant in birmingham

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£ 18,000 per year
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birmingham, west midlands
job category
accountancy & finance
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£ 18,000 per year
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job description

Are you an experienced Purchasing Assistant looking for your next opportunity? Do you pride yourself on your excellent communications skills? Love that interaction with customers on a day to day basis and enjoy ensuring their needs are met? If so this could be the role for you.

Please note this role will be split between Purchasing and Sales Support Administration.


* Permanent - Full time
* 38 hours per week
* Monday to Friday (early finish Friday 3pm)
* 20 days annual leave +8 bank holidays
* Working with a small but helpful team that will look to support you
* £18,000 - £21,000

Location: Tyseley


* Monitor and amend safety stock and reorder levels to ensure good stock levels.
* Process Purchase orders to maintain agreed stock levels using central purchase order system (Sage 50).
* Control stock movements (internal transfers, reclassifications)
* Assist in administration of price negotiation and terms of conditions for parts, products, packaging and supplies
* Support in managing suppliers
* Maintain supplier database
* Liaise with departments to fully understand their requirements.
* Review and resolve invoice queries with Purchase ledger, suppliers and business stakeholders.
* Provide support for stock take process as necessary
* Operate in line with the company quality system and the requirements of the ISO scheme.
* Manage new product process with Suppliers and Stakeholders.
* Establish strong links with operational teams and continually improve the procurement service provided.
* Identify any opportunities to continually improve processes to ensure lean, effective procurement process supporting operations.
* Carry out all legitimate management instructions.
* Process relevant sales orders, ensuring that all details including pricing and delivery dates are correct.
* Acknowledge all orders within agreed time.
* Process all sales orders ensuring that the price, description and delivery time are confirmed, including the preparation of all documentation and paperwork for shipping.
* Requesting and processing quotations.


* Purchasing experience (within manufacturing environment desirable)
* Sales support experience
* Sage50 knowledge desirable
* Strong communication skills at all levels
* Competent using excel, word
* Ability to process sales and purchase orders
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* IT literate

Interviews are taking place next week, don't delay, apply today!

Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.


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