Purchasing Assistant

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  • • Monday to Friday
  • • Company Profit Share
  • • £23-24k per annum
  • • Training & Development opportunities

We have an exciting opportunity within our Purchasing Team for a Purchasing Assistant.

Our Purchasing Assistants are responsible for maintaining supply of all purchased materials to support the manufacturing and sales divisions. They process Purchase Requisitions through to Purchase Orders so they are ready for approval and can be issued to the supplier.

They also adhere to purchasing strategies including negotiating the best price, enquiring about price breaks, promoting the Company’s terms of Purchasing, asking about early payment discounts and volume rebates, as well as supporting Purchasing metrics. They are also responsible for liaising with suppliers regarding Purchase Order status, availability of goods and other general correspondence while also arranging return of goods for either replacement or credit.

What we ask of you:

  • GCSEs or equivalent
  • Direct customer contact and/or negotiating experience, or experience working in a purchasing environment
  • Administration experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Experience of using MS Office
  • Previous experience using an ERP system
  • Experience in negotiation/resolution

Working pattern: Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

Training and development opportunities available.

How to Apply:

If you are excited about this opportunity to contribute to a happy and productive workplace, please complete our application form and attach your CV, outlining your relevant experience and qualifications. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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What you can expect from us

  • Engaging work culture
  • Environmentally conscious company
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company contribution pension plan
  • Personal learning and development
  • Leadership development and mentoring programmes
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Canteen
  • On-site car and cycle parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Health & dental plans
  • Company sick pay and life assurance
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Discounts with participating local shops and businesses
  • Contribute to high-profile textile projects
  • Privately owned, debt-free company

For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Team
Heathcoat Fabrics Limited,
Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL UK