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Full Time Purchasing Assistant

Location Newtownards, County Down
Sector
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 1 day ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Laura Nixon
Job Ref 0023

Job Description

Our Client, a market leader in the production industry, is seeking a Full Time Purchasing Assistant.

Location: Newtownards

Hours: Full-time, Mon to Thurs:8.30am to 5.15pm Fri: 8.30am to 4.00pm (1 hour lunch break everyday)

Duration: Permanent

Main duties/Responsibilities will include:

  • Review demand flowing from the Materials Requirement Planning system for assigned raw materials and packaging portfolios.

  • Liaise with planning to ensure manufacturing plan is met and to notify any potential shortfalls or difficulties in supply.

  • Maintain the appropriate supplier and pricing information to allow the Materials Requirement Planning and ordering systems to operate effectively.

  • Notify the Purchasing Manager of any major changes to production programs.

  • Manage the ordering of production and non-production consumables.

  • Assist the Maintenance Repair Operations buyer.

Essential Criteria: Candidates must

  • Be educated to A level standard or equivalent.

  • Have extensive spreadsheet and data analysis skills.

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Have a full understanding of the procurement process from initial request for quotes through to invoicing of goods received.

  • Be proactive and flexible in day to day approach with the ability to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Have excellent planning, organising and prioritising skills.

  • Openness and willing to change, strive to improve standards/quality and contribute to key projects.

  • Ability to work under pressure and have excellent problem solving skills.

  • Ability to build strong interdepartmental relationships.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided or email Lnixon@graftonrecruitment.com, Laura Nixon will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE FRIDAY 16th Dec 2016 AT 12.00.