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Purchasing Assistant

  • Location: Worcestershire
  • Salary: £23k - 26k per year + Bonus, Pension, per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 6 days ago

Procurement Assistant


Specialist engineering and manufacturing

Salary £23000 - £26,000, bonus, company pension, 23 days holiday plus bank holiday, extra days for service.

This well-established specialist engineering and manufacturing business is a Designer, Manufacturer and Supplier of equipment for the Oil & Gas Industry.

Due to demand for their products and services, we have been asked to recruit a procurement candidate to join the purchasing team. This new created role, reports into a Purchasing manager and will be responsible for the below.

Summary of Job:

  • Responsible for the timely purchasing of goods and services, as specified on the relevant material requisitions/client specifications
  • Responsible for the completion of all relevant databases
  • To ensure sub-vendor orders are undertaken in a safe, timely and efficient manner to meet or better the company’s contractual commitments
  • To ensure materials are scheduled to arrive at designated place to enable each contract schedule objective is achieved in a timely manner

Staff relationship:

  • Directly responsible to the Purchasing Manager or Purchasing Engineer in their absence
  • Functionally associated with the Projects Manager
  • Consults with suppliers of goods and services
  • Consults internally with all departments

Experience and qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or higher
  • Engineering related qualification preferable, perhaps CIPS qualification
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook)
  • Understanding and experience of the manufacturing lifecycle and its processes (design to delivery)
  • Experience of dealing with suppliers
  • Effective communication, negotiation and organisational skills

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Shall be fully committed to the achievement of company policies and objectives with special respect to quality and safety
  • Material procurement from requisitions, in a timely manner and as competitively priced as


  • Preparing own requisitions, where necessary, for non-technical items
  • Responsible for grading of suppliers with the assistance of the Purchasing Manager/Quality

department/Project Department

  • Responsible for determining liability, disposition and corrective action to be taken with regard to supplier non-conformance reports (NCRs)
  • Negotiating with suppliers on price, time, and quality in the best interest of the company
  • To type up enquiries and orders, entering them onto the relevant databases as a matter of priority and daily
  • To consult with all suppliers of goods and services
  • To look after sub-suppliers, i.e., sub-vendor approvals and payment terms
  • To chase up, receive and check supplier order acknowledgements, where necessary
  • To chase up BFI order acknowledgements
  • To maintain accurate records
  • To plan the expediting of supplier’s purchase orders and manage the workload by utilising

assistance from the Purchasing Department & Projects Department, when necessary

  • To review, monitor and progress the supplier’s purchase orders to ensure goods and

services are provided in a timely manner and within the agreed supply dates

  • To visit, where necessary, suppliers of goods and services; this may involve overnight stays and occasional oversea travel
  • To ensure expediting reports are raised for all visits and distributed to the supplier and inhouse personnel, as appropriate, and ensure the contract database is updated accordingly
  • To implement actions, where considered appropriate, for programme recovery or improvement
  • To consider commercial actions required to achieve improvement/recovery; this must be agreed with senior management prior to implementation
  • To ensure compliance to Quality standards and best working practices throughout the contract
  • Shall undertake reasonable instructions and tasks from senior personnel, commensurate with the nature of the job and in the best interests of the company

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.