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Role: Purchasing Assistant
Salary: £24,000 – £25,000
Location: Knutsford** Relocating to Warrington next year
Type: Permanent

Overview 2fawcett have an exciting opportunity for an Purchasing Assistant to join our client in the Knutsford are of Manchester on a full-time, permanent basis. As the Purchasing Assistant, you should be well-organized and will be supporting the purchasing department with researching market trends, maintaining relationships with both vendors and clients, inspecting inventory, and updating relevant spreadsheets and documents.

To be successful as a purchasing assistant, you should have excellent administrative and communication skills. An exceptional purchasing assistant should be an innovator with an eye for spotting market trends.

Role & Responsibilities of the Purchasing Assistant

  • Placing purchase orders on GP System
  • Placing and tracking orders
  • Updating the team about any delays or problems with suppliers
  • Assisting with analyses and reports.
  • Maintaining knowledge of market/industry trends.
  • Researching new products and suppliers
  • Presenting cost analyses to the department
  • Maintaining records of supplier contracts
  • Maintaining strong relationships with vendors

Requirements of the Purchasing Assistant

  • Degree or diploma in Purchasing
  • 2 years experience in a purchasing enviroment
  • Ability to perform in fast-paced environments
  • Excellent written, verbal, and telephone communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, in particular MS Excel
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • Ability to establish and develop relationships with internal and external sources
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • An ability to determine upcoming trends

What will you get in return

  • Excellent Salary
  • Progression & Development
  • On-site Parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Breakfast items in the office
  • A great working environment

Type Permanent

Working Hours Monday – Friday

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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