Purchasing Assistant

Posted 19/06/2024 by Adecco

Witham, Essex

Purchasing Assistant

Location: Witham

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.25am to 4.55pm, and Friday, 8.25am to 3.25pm, with a one-hour lunch break

Salary: £25K (Depending on experience)

Benefits: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, free parking

Are you a detail-oriented individual with a passion for administration and a knack for organisation? Do you have experience working with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Our client is seeking a Purchasing Assistant to join their dynamic Production Team. With a rich heritage spanning over 170 years, our client takes pride in creating beautiful products that grace some of the finest buildings globally. As their business continues to grow, they are looking for a talented individual to support their purchasing operations.

Why join our client's team?

  • Competitive salary package with 25 days of paid annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working arrangements to promote work-life balance.
  • Sick pay, pension, and profit-related bonus scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities to support your professional growth.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment that values equal opportunities.


  • Assist the Purchasing Manager with general administration duties.
  • Collaborate with the Production Data Manager to provide administrative support.
  • Generate reports to ensure smooth operations.
  • Support the Purchasing Manager with raw material stock purchases.
  • Liaise with Production Team Leaders and Stores Managers to manage material use and stock levels.


  • Keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word
  • Experience with ERP systems is desirable but not essential, as training will be provided.

Please note that the above responsibilities and requirements are not exhaustive and may be subject to change at our client's discretion.

Adecco is a disability-confident employer. It is important to us that we run an inclusive and accessible recruitment process to support candidates of all backgrounds and all abilities to apply. Adecco is committed to building a supportive environment for you to explore the next steps in your career. If you require reasonable adjustments at any stage, please let us know and we will be happy to support you.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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