Purchasing Assistant

Location: Essex
Job Type: Temp to Perm
Salary: £23K
Reference: J12800
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Gap Professional have an opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Assistant based in the Southend area. Ideally this will be an immediately start on a temp to perm basis.

Duties for the Purchasing Assistant position will include:

• Placing purchase orders
• Liaise with the procurement Contracts function to negotiate long term contracts in support of the business cost reduction targets.
• Take instruction from Materials Management to ensure accurate processing of purchase order requisitions
• Process manual requisitions where required, verifying that all information is complete and accurate, and that pricing is accurate and competitive.
• Manage the purchase order process re placing of the purchase order, receipt and review of the order confirmations.
• Identify and select suitable suppliers for non‐contractual parts and non‐specialist purchases e.g. consumables and other ad hoc requirements, by obtaining and evaluating quotations from suppliers and negotiating best overall cost, ensuring parts are in line with expected quality standards and delivered on time and in full.

Experience Required:

• Purchasing experience preferably within a high-volume environment
• Good Computer Skills including Excel
• Full, clean UK Driving Licence

The hours are 39 per week, Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm (30-minute lunch break) and Friday 8am to 1pm.


This vacancy is advertised on behalf of gap personnel group (Quattro Recruitment Ltd & Quattro Healthcare Ltd) who operate as an Employment Business. gap personnel group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The gap personnel group are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job.  Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.

By applying for the above position and providing your
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view our full Privacy Policy please go to: https://bit.ly/2GAtG1R