Purchasing Assistant

Posted 24/06/2024 by Compass Point Recruitment

£25,000 - £30,000/annum
Job Title: Purchasing Assistant
Salary: £25,000 a year
Hours: Part Time (flexible)
Location: Woolpit, Suffolk

On behalf of our client, we are looking for a Purchasing Assistant at an equipment supplier, who will be part of the purchasing team, placing & chasing orders, making sure everything is in stock & up to date in business. The ideal candidate has a flexible approach, is organized, and has great attention to detail.

  • Assist in procuring equipment and supplies, ensuring timely delivery.
  • Prepare and process purchase orders according to company policies.
  • Communicate with suppliers for product information, availability, and pricing.
  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and identify new ones.
  • Monitor supplier performance and report issues.
  • Negotiate pricing and terms with suppliers.
  • Monitor market trends to anticipate price changes.
  • Handle administrative tasks like filing, data entry, and scheduling.
  • Process invoices and purchase requisitions.
  • Respond to inquiries about orders.
  • Track inventory levels and initiate orders as needed.


  • Previous experience in a purchasing or procurement role, preferably within an equipment supplier or similar industry.
  • Basic understanding of supply chain management and procurement processes.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for effective supplier and internal interactions.
  • Excellent administrative skills for managing paperwork and documentation.

  • Discretionary annual bonus.
  • Flexible working hours available.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays per annum.
  • Life assurance/Death in Service coverage.
  • Company pension plan.
  • Free on-site parking.

Do you have relevant experience, or have you worked in similar settings before?

We are seeking a motivated individual with a can-do attitude to join our team. If this sounds like you, please apply today!
Part Time, Permanent
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