Purchasing Assistant

Job Title: Purchasing Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chichester, West Sussex
Salary: £24000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH6510_1575998609
Contact Name: Amy West
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 10, 2019 17:23

Job Description

Purchasing Assistant
Hours: 8.30am & 5pm, Monday to Friday
Salary: £22,000 - £32,000 P/A dependent on experience

Please note: the company is relocating from Chichester to Segensworth in early 2020!!

Dynamite Recruitment is recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant to join a business who is developing a culture where every employee is tasked with competing against themselves, improving themselves and putting the customer at the centre of the organisation.

As the Purchasing Assistant, you will:

  • Work closely with and support the Director of Purchasing and Global Sourcing Manager on all buying activities to achieve company strategy goals.
  • Ensure the correct range of products are available to the business with the best price.
  • Contribute to the preparation of monthly reports in line with central purchasing guidelines.
  • Manage on behalf of the business, effective supplier relationships in line with company procedures.
  • Proactively source suppliers and product domestically and internationally.
  • Negotiate effectively and fairly with suppliers to improve the company's profit whilst maintain a strong working relationship.
  • Ensure internal departments are made aware of any stock availability issues and changes to product.
  • Conduct price and range comparisons to ensure the company remains competitive.
  • Manage the cost, sale, margins and range of your assigned categories.
  • Attend and partake in trade shows.
  • Complete Transport and Supply Chain Tasks

The ideal Purchasing Assistant will:

  • Must have an understanding and knowledge of working in a Purchasing / Procurement / Buying role.
  • Must have experience of working in an FMCG or food & beverage industry.
  • Ideally have experience of working with duty free, import or export goods although this isn't essential.
  • Be an excellent communicator and with the confidence to negotiate with suppliers.
  • Be PC literate and a team player.

To be considered for this exclusive opportunity, please submit your CV and then call Amy at Dynamite Recruitment!!

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Dynamite Recruitment Solutions Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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