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Purchasing Production Assistant

Posted 13 days ago

  • Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Any
  • External
  • Expires In 3 months
Production Purchasing Assistant
37 hours per week perm
From day one £26,000 per annum plus TWO BONUSES
You will be reporting to the Purchasing Manager, and you will be responsible for purchasing materials and goods required for the business. You will be part of a small team that works with suppliers to ensure they meet quality and delivery requirements.
2. Tasks and Responsibilities
· Responsible for handling purchases and placing daily order with suppliers
· Follow up outstanding delivery and expediting, where necessary
· Participating in and running request for quotation (RFQ) processes
· Annually review contracts with suppliers and participate in cost reduction with suppliers
· Create and maintain supplier details and part numbers in a computerised system
· Interact with suppliers to negotiate pricing, product quality and delivery schedule
· Supervise supplier contracts and ensure all documentation is correct and in date.
· Formulate delivery plans with suppliers
· Managing non-conformance claims and liaising with supplier for replacements, where applicable
· Source and develop suitable suppliers for required materials for new/current products
· Liaise with suppliers on technical issue resolution in a timely manner to ensure continuity of supply
· Carry out administrative duties such as maintaining department's documentations and records including maintain approved suppliers list.
· Populate (Excel) reports to monitor supplier spend and performance against defined KPIs.
3. Education and Experience
· GCSE Maths and English grade 4 or above, or equivalent
· Procurement and administration experience
· Proficient Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Power BI.
· Familiar with ERP systems and managing changeover. Fourth Shift and SAP experience preferred.
4. Competencies
· A good team player
· Diligent and responsible
· Resourceful and self-driven with a strong sense of commitment and urgency to meet set goals, objectives and deadlines
· Ability work under pressure and get desired results
· Excellent in analytical skills, negotiation skills and strong organizational skills
· Ability to project a positive and professional image
· Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken
· Attention to detail
· Ability to multitask whilst meeting deadlines
· Creative problem solver
· Determined and resourceful
· Proactive attitude
· Self-motivate and able to work on own initiative
· Able to present to suppliers and colleagues
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