An opportunity has become available for an experienced Purchasing Assistant to join a rapidly expanding agricultural company in their purchasing team.
The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive and commercially focused individual with experience in procurement, preferably within an agricultural or engineering environment although not essential. Candidates will have excellent attention to detail and must possess good IT skills, ideally having experience working with Sage.
Applicants must prove excellent organisational and communication skills, both verbal and written are essential as is the ability to make decisions, meet targets and work under pressure. A business-like approach, tact and diplomacy with the ability to absorb and assess information quickly is essential.
The buyer will be involved in all aspects of purchasing on a day to day basis along with providing support to the Purchasing Manager with admin, product development and other related procurement activities.
Key responsibilities include: -
•Communication with suppliers and service providers
•Placing/ confirming purchase orders
•Ensuring goods are supplied to the correct specification in the required packaging
•Progressing outstanding purchase orders with suppliers
•Arranging domestic deliveries and international imports from suppliers all over the world
•Handling shipping documents and arranging customs clearances through our nominated shipping agents
•Monitoring supplier performance and reporting to the Purchasing Manager
•Liaising and assisting the Purchasing and Product Managers on projects and new developments
•Assisting with office admin, data input, purchasing analysis data and documentation as necessary
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