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England, Wiltshire, Swindon

Industry type:
Purchasing and Procurement

£23,000 - £23,000 per annum

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Purchasing Officer

Job description

Purchasing Officer

Salary: £23,000 depending on experience.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday 08:30hrs to 16:45hrs

20 days holiday in the first FULL year and then 25 days in the second full year and thereafter.

6 month probation period with auto enrolment in to the Company Pension Scheme in the third month with basic contribution 3.5% and the Company contributing 8.5%.

BUPA Private Healthcare membership in third month (underwritten) - free to employee although a taxable benefit

Role Purpose

Responsible for obtaining and managing sources of supply for the products and services the Company requires to operate. To identify suppliers that offer the best service - quality, cost, value and reliability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working alongside the Senior Manager to determine future raw material requirements
  • Placing orders with suppliers for raw materials
  • Tracking progress of deliveries with freight hauliers
  • Raising orders for consumable items
  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating favourable terms
  • Occasional visits to audit suppliers
  • Dealing with quality issues and quantity discrepancies
  • Submitting solvents and packaging usage to the appropriate authorities
  • Sourcing alternative suppliers for products when necessary due to supply/price issues
  • Competent in Microsoft/Sage products

Key Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Competences

  • Good communication
  • Able to follow instructions and procedures
  • Strong team player
  • Able to complete documentation with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Flexible

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