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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.

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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