Purchasing Assistant

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We have a new opportunity within our central services admin team for a Purchasing Assistant.


    Monday-Friday, 8.30-5.00pm

   Competitive Salary

  Training and development opportunities


About the role

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

In this role, you would adhere to purchasing strategies including gaining 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. Our Purchasing Assistants are also responsible for liaising with suppliers regarding order status, availability of goods and other general correspondence while also arranging the return of goods for either replacement or credit.


Requirements of the role

  • GCSEs or equivalent
  • Direct supplier contact and/or customer experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team


  • Previous experience of purchasing
  • Previous experience using an ERP system
  • Experience in negotiation/ resolution


Closing date for applications is 3rd November


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
  • 34 days holiday per year
  • 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