Purchasing Assistant job at Zenith People

Purchasing Assistant

Posted 2 months ago

Zenith People have an excellent opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant to join a Global manufacturing for their site in Sunderland.


As the Purchasing Assistant you will take a leading role to deliver best in class purchasing across the plant and deputise when required. You will report directly into the Senior Plant Buyer, providing end to end operational and strategic support.


The role responsibilities:

  • To provide support to a high performing purchasing team, delivering best in class purchasing across the plant
  • To provide a full range of administration support to the business
  • Process Request for Spends and ensure they comply with Purchasing Policies and Guidelines
  • Manage and develop purchasing documentation
  • Process supplier invoice queries
  • Assist and provide support to other departments with SAP issues and learning
  • Contract Management
  • Assist with direct & indirect cost negotiations
  • New Supplier Set ups
  • Co-ordinate meeting room bookings and assist with meeting preparations as required i.e., ordering of refreshments, photocopying of materials, etc
  • Responsible for managing stationary inventory for site
  • Provide general administrative support to various functional areas such as Finance, HR, etc. as required in support of the business
  • Other general administrative duties as required for example booking travel, car rentals, hotel reservations, administering expenses, raising requisitions, organising Company events, etc
  • Ensure a safe working environment and excellent housekeeping standards
  • Other duties commensurate to the role


The person we’re looking for:

  • Bright forward-thinking individual wanting to progress and develop
  • Experience with using SAP or a similar MRP or ERP software
  • Experience setting up new suppliers
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Desirable
  • Experience in supplier quality development
  • Formal training in negotiation skills
  • Working towards CIPS or at least the desire to pursue


By applying for this opportunity, you agree that Zenith People Ltd may share your details with the end client at the shortlist stage. If you have the relevant skills and the drive to enhance your career, we would love to speak with you. Apply now or give us a call – 0191 428 6444.

Job Features

Job CategoryCommercial
Salary£23,000 - £24,000

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