JOB TITLE: Purchasing Assistant


Industry : Commercial & Finance Job Location : Preston
Job Reference : 7479LM Job Category : Engineering
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 22/06/2011
 
Salary & Benefits : £20000 - £25000 per annum
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Bluefire Consulting are recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant to work alongside the Purchasing Manager for our engineering client based in Preston, Lancashire.


Job Description

Bluefire Consulting are recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant to work alongside the Purchasing Manager for our engineering client based in Preston, Lancashire. Main duties will include:

* Procuring products
* Building relationships with suppliers
* Negotiating with Suppliers to drive down costs
* Liaising with Stores Manager in order to manage stock levels
* Analysis of purchase sales and forecasts
* Matching delivery notes to relevant invoices
* Updating in-house computer system to ensure stock levels are correct
* Ensuring delivery dates are met
* Chasing up orders
* Updating prices
* Ensuring descriptions of products are correct
* Supporting the Sales Team and Workshops
* Assisting the Purchasing Manager/Senior Management Team with any other tasks as required

The successful Purchasing Assistant must have purchasing experience within an engineering environment. Excellent technical knowledge is essential for this role. All candidates must have excellent communication skills and be confident negotiating prices with suppliers. Ideally applicants will have knowledge of hydraulics, compressors or components and have excellent IT skills.


Job Keywords

"Purchasing Assistant"; "Assistant Purchaser"; Purchasing; Engineering; Components; Marine; Aerospace; Preston; Blackpool; Lancaster; Lancashire



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Engineering recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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