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Purchasing Assistant

  • Location: Middlesbrough
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 30 days ago

  • Sector: Built Environment
  • Contact: Laura Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Start Date: 2021-10-04
  • Expiry Date: 28 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 1037852

NRL are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant to join our prestigious client on a fixed term contract for a minimum of 6 months with a view to becoming permanent.

Based in their office in Middlesbrough, the candidate will be required to support the Procurement Team and the business both commercially and financially.

  • to place orders with suppliers via the SAP system
  • to negotiate prices with Suppliers
  • to administer SAP reports for the Business Units.
  • to effectively organise workload to meet the demands of the business.
  • to contribute towards meeting procurement objectives and targets.
  • to work flexibly to meet the demands of the business.
  • to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues in the procurement team
  • to develop and maintain good Supplier relationships
  • to ensure that all purchase orders contain all relevant and correct commercial information
  • to process all PO s within 24hours.
  • to deputise for Buyers where required.
  • to undertake cost and price breakdown analysis
  • to draft and prepare Tender documents
  • to solve service and supply problems
  • other duties as required
Essential Requirements:
  • an experienced SAP user
  • at least 3 years’ experience working in a procurement team
  • team working ability
  • the ability to communicate proficiently both orally and written
  • general ability to communicate at all levels
  • to be numerate and literate
  • to be a proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of tools
  • to be able to use Microsoft Excel to a high standard
  • to have Cost Analysis experience and capability
Desirable Requirements:
  • to hold (or be undertaking) an NVQ in Purchasing or related discipline
  • to hold (or be studying for) a Purchasing or Stores qualification
  • to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Power point or Visio
  • an understanding of basic legal principles for the formation of contracts
What's in it for you:
  • Competitive basic salary dependent on experience
  • Discretionary performance-based bonus
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance (currently covered by Aviva)
  • Group Income Protection Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible working
  • Training and Development - the chance to develop your career within a highly respected organisation
This is an urgent requirement, if it is of interest apply today!