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Purchasing Assistant

Basildon, Essex
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

Electronics manufacturing company in Basildon, Essex are recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant. As a Purchasing Assistant you will be part of a team, responsible for purchasing products for the company. You will build relationships with suppliers and understand company stock requirements to communicate clean to build data to production and sales and resolve any problems. This is a great opportunity to join an extremely successful organisation who are continually growing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research new products and suppliers
  • Place orders in support of the Buyers
  • Follow up on orders and resolve any problems, clearly communicating and regularly updating production and Sales on progress
  • Issue 'Clean to Build' dates based on order requirements and supplier information
  • Maintain records of supplier contracts and orders
  • Research potential vendors
  • Update the MRP system with order details (dates, suppliers, quantities etc.) and keep accurate records
  • Liaise with Stores staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition and are accurate
  • Issue purchase orders
  • General support to the Purchasing Manager as required

Qualifications, Skills and Education Requirements

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and experience in or ability to learn to use Planning software

  • Excellent organization skills and ability it prioritise and juggle competing demands
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • A positive and professional demeanour


Previous experience working as a Purchasing Assistant or a similar role

  • Experience in working for a manufacturing company
  • A good understanding of electronic products and component purchasing
  • A good understanding of supply chain procedures

Salary £20,000 per annum

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  • Job Reference: 706413440-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: ENS Recruitment
    ENS Recruitment
  • Location: Basildon, Essex
  • Salary: £20,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent