Purchasing Assistant, Jobs, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, 718

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 - Peterborough

£18,000 - £22,000 per annum - Commercial - Purchasing & Supply Chain
Ref: 718 Date Posted: Wednesday 09 Aug 2017
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Purchasing Assistant

The Role:

Our client is seeking a Purchasing Assistant to help maintain their supply inventory levels and negotiate deals with potential vendors. The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for learning company purchasing policies and procedures, and maintaining supply inventory levels required for effective company operation. The successful candidate will also be charged with conducting regular price comparisons to ensure that the company is always getting the best price for each product that is purchased.


  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the procurement process for both hardware for IT and telecoms solutions as well as software and other services.
  • Liaise with suppliers to get the best pricing and prepare cost pricing for the sales team
  • Research products required to ensure the best quality products and level of service
  • Stock control
  • Maintain strong working relationships with vendors
  • Review purchasing agreements with vendors and maintain open lines of communications
  • Develop an active process for measuring supply inventory and determining purchasing needs based on quarterly and annual numbers
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and establish long-term purchasing arrangements with vendors when it is beneficial to the company
  • Compare product deliveries with issued purchase orders and contact vendors when there are discrepancies

Person Specification:

  • Proficient with general office applications.
  • Strong organisational, presentation, and customer service skills.
  • Skill in preparing written communications and materials.
  • Typing skills to ensure quick and accurate data entry.
  • IT and Telecoms purchasing experience required

Hours and Pay:

  • £18,000 - £22,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • 20 days’ holiday plus an additional day for each year of service up to a maximum of 25 days
  • Workplace pension
  • PerkBox (employee benefit scheme)
  • Free parking

The Company:

Recruit Mint are working alongside a highly successful and fast-growing organisation, at the leading edge of the technology sector. Our client firmly believes in promoting internally and therefore we Sales department.

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