Purchasing Assistant

  • Salary: £10 - £11 p/h
  • Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • Job Status: Contract
  • Industry: Manufacturing & Production
  • Job ID: J888457

PURCHASING ASSISTANT  (MERSEYSIDE /CHESHIRE AREA): SALARY £22K 12 MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT. LARGE MULTINATIONAL COMPANY UNDERGOING A PERIOD OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.

The Client
Our client is part of a huge multinational company with operations and offices all over the world, with an innovative and high technology range of products

The Role
To be the focal point for all purchase order queries.  Overseeing the full gamut of purchasing, vendor set up, receipt and process of all purchasing requisitions in accordance with the business needs and quality procedures.
To co-ordinate with all department concerning order requirements, receipting and invoicing.  Closely liaising with finance and site manager to insure that all orders are agreed for processing and are being costed to the correct finance area.
To provide information and support to both the department inputting the request and the finance team, in paying and clearing the invoices in a timely manner.
Raising material codes on SAP master data, keeping prices on material codes up to date
To be the SAP Superuser for all purchasing questions.
Training departments in both the raising and editing of PR and goods receipting and cancellations.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Processing PR in line with business guidelines
Sending PO to vendors and answering any queries or redirecting were necessary.
Checking both order acknowledgements and invoices against PO and highlighting where PO should be closed and additional PO put on.
Highlighting when there is no PR in the system but invoice has been received.
Setup material codes/amending material codes and prices in SAP
Running reports for the site manager.
Dealing with telephone enquiries.
Team working with customer service to give the best service possible.

SPECIAL FEATURES
The office based Commercial team is small (3 in total), and therefore the jobholder has to act in an independent, self-start manner. 
The role requires that the individual manages purchasing issues.  Polices all requests and invoices to help implement a smooth flow from point of order to payment.
SAP knowledge is essential.  Previous purchasing experience is an advantage. 
The job holder requires a number of competencies:
A high level of computer literacy SAP, Excel, Lotus Notes
Results orientated individual
Passionate about giving a good service
Strong attention to detail
Highly organised and able to manage own work load and priorities
Strong effective team player
Flexibility to cover fluctuating demand within a small team
Excellent interpersonal, persuasion and communication skills

If the above describes you, then we want to speak with you. Send your CV to us and if you fit the bill then we will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss the role and our client in more detail.

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