Purchasing Assistant

To assist with the administration aspects of the Purchasing department.

Job Added: 22nd December 2022

Department: Production & Logistics

Reports to: Purchasing Manager

Location: Peterlee, County Durham

Responsibilities and duties for the role will include:

  • To raise and maintain timely and accurate purchase orders for indirect items.
  • Raise orders for stock items as instructed by the Purchasing Coordinator or Purchasing Manager
  • To monitor and manage any open POs and update accordingly
  • To chase and manage back orders with suppliers
  • To accurately record all incoming goods into NAV
  • To check incoming delivery notes against purchase orders to ensure the value and quantity match, as well as manage any differences
  • To scan and file all delivery notes and related documentation
  • To maintain the accurate recording of new and existing preferred suppliers list in NAV
  • To assist in the co-ordination and sourcing of cost-effective and high-quality suppliers
  • To produce any ad-hoc reports required
  • To assist the Purchasing Manager with any additional tasks as required
  • To provide holiday or sickness cover for absent team members where appropriate

Key Attributes / Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and liaise with the factory, logistics team and finance department
  • To have a working understanding of the warehousing, manufacturing, inventory and purchasing modules of the ERP system (NAV)
  • To be able to carry out independent search queries in NAV and be able to interpret the results
  • To be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to be flexible and open to changes
  • Self-motivation

How to apply:

If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, we would love to hear from you.
Please send your CV & Covering letter to: hr@januseurope.com

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