Purchasing Assistant

In Temporary by WP Recruitment & HR Ltd

Industry: Engineering

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight

Hours: 25 hours per week, (standard office hours 8am - 5pm, full time may be considered for the right candidate)

Days: Monday - Friday

Duration: temporary ongoing


Supporting Buyer and where required commercial team. Liaison with finance team and maintain supplier relationships.

Pricing and processing requisitions.

Maintaining procurement records, documenting all stages of the process from receipt of requisition to raising of purchase order, adherence to service levels.

Raising Purchase orders for materials, workshop, plant and vehicle hire, services and subcontractors.

Issuing requests for quotations, chasing and negotiating with suppliers where necessary.

Maintaining supplier information and conformity via vendor management database.

Recording of consumables, small tools and PPE issued from stores.




Must have previous experience within a similar purchasing/procurement role.

Must have good initiative, high level of accuracy and attention to detail and be a methodical and analytical thinker.

Must be able to work well as part of a team, within a pressurised environment to deadlines.

Must have good, both written and verbal,  confident communication and capable negotiation skills.

Must have a good level of computer literacy on MS Office including Excel, previous experience of SAP is preferred but must have the ability to pick up new systems quickly.

Salary: £9.75 per hour worked

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