Purchasing Assistant

Job Reference: WM - 2192

Location: Powys

Salary: £19,000 - £20,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Purchasing Assistant


  • Makefast are recruiting a Purchasing Assistant to join our offices in Newtown on a permanent basis. You will be working in a small team reporting directly to the Senior Buyer. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Issuing purchase orders to suppliers and liaising closely with them.
  • Managing lead times with suppliers and the expectations of the customer service team.
  • Assisting in managing product data and inventory on MRP system.
  • Creating purchasing related reports.
  • Liaising with the wider team on stock control and dealing with any stores related queries.
  • Raising Kanban on purchase orders.
  • Raising Stationary orders.
  • Chasing Makefast Open Purchase order book.
  • Updating the team about any delays or problems with suppliers.
  • Maintaining records of supplier contracts.
  • Although the role will primarily be focused on purchasing related tasks, there may also be day to day office administration involved as part of this role.

About You:

  • Experience Using ERP /MRP Systems.
  • Good multitasking skills.
  • Ability to be nimble and problem-solve with an entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, timely, and professionally within our team and with external vendors.
  • Experience in Excel managing data with advanced formulas and functions.
  • Knowledgeable in simple Retail Math & Analysis.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy.
  • Must meet deadlines within a multi-task environment.
  • Able to work with little direct supervision yet understand when to elevate issues and concerns.
  • Must develop effective business relationships with store and per associates.
  • Above Average skills using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Works well in a Team.
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, if you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK