Purchasing Assistant

Posted 22 August 2023
Salary Up to £30000 per annum + hybrid + bonus + pension + other benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplinePermanent Recruitment
Contact NameAngela Henderson

Job description

Purchasing Assistant
Salary £30,000 + bonus + defined pension + other benefits
Location - Perth / Hybrid working.

Our client, an innovative and successful manufacturing engineering business is keen to appoint an ambitious Purchasing Assistant to join their Procurement Team. The business offers a competitive salary and extensive benefits package as well as excellent career progression and personal development.

About you:
* You will have a gained experience working within a purchasing team, ideally within a manufacturing/engineering background and are keen to progress your career.
* You will already have knowledge and understanding of purchasing processes including supply chain markets and supplier management.
* Ability to work independently and you will seek to continuously improve. You will have excellent communication skills.
* IT skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, & some knowledge of ERP systems.
* Strong team focus and attention to detail

About the role:
* Responsible for assisting the delivery of the procurement strategy which will provide "best value" for the business.
* Ensuring that the business has the right materials, at the right time, at the right price, in line with the business goals.
* Assist the Senior Buyer in the provision of an annual spend of approximately £5-6M
* Procurement of goods and services
* Purchasing process - placing orders onto computer system, checking order delivery schedules and processing goods in receipts
* General problem solving - ensuring all queries with invoices and purchase orders are investigated until resolved.
* Participate in annual stock count process.
* Communicating with all levels of personnel within the company updating them on status of orders, scheduling, availability and if necessary, alternatives.

Benefits include pension scheme, competitive life assurance & disability cover, guaranteed annual bonus, access to a discount's platform, Employee Assistance Programme; cycle to work scheme, financial advice, and a hybrid work.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.