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Purchasing Assistant

  • Location: Heysham
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits Package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Contact: Kayleigh Bentham
  • Contact Email: kbentham@nrl.co.uk
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: To be agreed
  • Expiry Date: 25 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 1038700

Purchasing Assistant – Heysham

Here at NRL we have a fantastic opportunity for someone with great attention to detail to join our busy Purchasing team on a permanent basis. It’s a fast-paced environment as we manage hundreds of purchase orders for our clients each week, ensuring all goods are ordered in an accurate and timely manner.

It’s a great role for someone who is process driven and enjoys communicating with clients and suppliers. As the Purchasing Assistant you will be reactive to client requests, managing the full order process and ongoing customer service.

Who are NRL?

At NRL, our people play an integral role on major projects across a range of critical sectors including renewable energy, power generation and infrastructure. We’ve provided technical engineering recruitment and contracting services for over 35 years, and our success is down to the individuals in our regional branches and support office teams – working together to drive continuous improvement and innovation.

That’s why it’s important to us that every person is given the opportunity to grow and develop their capability. Our company values of care, openness, integrity, accountability, commerciality and professionalism guide us every day – and have transformed our small family-owned business into a multi-million pound award-winning organisation.



What will the role include:

  • Processing orders - ensuring costs are aligned and all relevant paperwork is in place

  • Handling queries by liaising with our clients and suppliers

  • Working with suppliers and couriers to coordinate deliveries

  • Processing payments through online banking and supplier invoicing

  • Taking charge of a range of purchasing services UK and internationally - including air travel, accommodation, car hire and specialist goods

  • Reconciling credit and fuel cards for client invoicing

  • Managing purchase order tracking tools – to ensure everyone in the team can clearly see the progress of requests



What we’re looking for:

  • Microsoft Word & Excel experience

  • Capable of remaining focus and well organised within a busy department

  • Good relationship builder

  • Team player who can proactively work with the wider team to meet client deadlines

  • Able to prioritise and organise work with attention to detail under pressure

  • Demonstrates a positive ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Interested in learning new systems and processes to complete tasks to a high standard

  • Previous experience of a fast-paced customer service environment and some purchasing work would be preferable, but not essential

A wealth of benefits

Just some of the benefits you will be able to access when you join the NRL Group include:

  • 22 days holiday, raising to 25 after 5 years continued service – with the option to purchase additional days each year

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Health Cash Plan medical expense allowance

  • Hybrid working environment (working from home and office)

  • Working hours flexibility

  • Long service awards

  • Benefits platform including cycle to work scheme, paid charity days and life assurance