Purchasing Assistant, Jobs, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, 809

01733 802 300


118 Culley Court, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 6WA

4 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3TE, 01480 718 333

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Purchasing Assistant - Huntingdon

£17,000 per annum - Commercial - Purchasing & Supply Chain
Ref: 809 Date Posted: Thursday 05 Oct 2017
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Purchasing Assistant

The Role:

Reporting directly to the Group Purchasing Manager, this role requires the individual to obtain supplier quotations from the market place to support our Sales teams and the Back to Back trading business in addition to also providing the Purchasing team with support for the day to day administration.

This role will be working within a close and dynamic team and have a keen interest to progress within the purchasing function. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right applicant. Full training and support will be provided for the successful applicant.


  • Source quotations from an existing established supplier data base
  • Provide the internal sales teams with quick and accurate pricing data
  • Source new potential suppliers
  • Update the supplier data base on an ongoing basis
  • Scanning Purchasing documentation to the central server
  • Raising purchase orders within the company stock system and communicating these to the supplier base
  • Checking supplier acknowledgements
  • Progressing orders with suppliers
  • Communicating supplier updates to the sales team
  • Provide administration support to the team

Person Specification:

  • A good knowledge of Microsoft package
  • Good negotiation skills or drive to gain these skills
  • Good administration skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have the ability to manage their own work load
  • Drive and enthusiasm to progress
  • The ability to work as part of a dynamic team

Hours and Pay:

  • Monday to Friday 9 am to 5.30 pm
  • 21 days’ holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Free Parking
  • £17,000 per annum

The Company:

Our client supply high-performance equipment to high technology industries in the UK and Europe. An exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant based in Huntingdon has become available due to the growth of the business. My client is seeking an individual who has the right attitude to work within a fast past environment.

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