Purchasing Assistant

Burnley | Job ID: PACMR | £18,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Purchasing Assistant to join a thriving, rapidly expanding, East Lancashire business.

The purpose of the role is to purchase stock, goods and services so that items arrive at the right time, at the right price, and at the right quantity, in order to provide exceptional service whilst achieving business performance objectives.

This position would be ideal for someone who is has exceptional admin and excel skills and an interest in purchasing. This is perfect step for someone who has some commercial office knowledge looking to jump start their career.

If you like to exceed expectations and value being recognised and rewarded for hard work this is the role for you!

Does this sound like you? Do you possess the following:

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to properly prioritise and effectively manage own time
  • Strong Excel and admin skills
  • The ability take on a variety of tasks, while maintaining a high standard of output
  • The ability to effectively and confidently communicate both verbally and written
  • Enthusiastic and flexible team player with high expectations of self and others
  • Able to adapt to new work challenges and situations, adopting a positive attitude to change

What will I get out of my new role?

  • A competitive base salary based on your experience
  • Ongoing rewards and incentives – increase in salary after training and customer satisfaction surveys
  • Full time role (working hours: 8.30am – 5pm Monday – Friday
  • 32 days holiday including the statutory bank holidays
  • 4% pension match scheme
  • Regular staff social events

Who will I be working for?

Our client is a rapidly expanding, online retailer that is looking for support in their Stock and Purchasing team. You’ll benefit from working in a fast-paced environment where change is rapid and their sights are firmly on the future of the business. Your new offices have a friendly and informal feel to them, no suits required to do a great job here!

They offer a generous benefits package and we would love to hear from you if you think you would love to work here.

What will my new Purchasing Assistant role involve?

  • To be an integral member of our purchasing cycle, from raising an order, to goods received and purchase invoice approval
  • To liaise with suppliers located in the UK, EU and the Far East, to consistently and accurately monitor and update purchasing information and documents, such as checking and updating order acknowledgements, invoices, and shipping documents
  • To proactively check outstanding purchase orders
  • To communicate with suppliers, so that we provide accurate stock and purchasing information internally with our Buying & Merchandising, Quality, Marketing and Finance departments in order to provide great levels of customer service
  • To take responsibility and be the point of contact for our non-stock purchasing process

 If this sounds like you and you’re keen to learn more and looking for a role in purchasing, please get in touch via 01254 239363 or apply online today


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  1. We’ll take a look at your application
  2. We’ll review it in line with our client’s requirements and assess if you’re a match for the role
  3. We’ll call you for a chat about the position to learn a little more about you and your personal aspirations
  4. We’ll invite you in to Cummins Mellor HQ to meet with our team and discuss the next steps in your career

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Not ready to apply just yet? If you’re looking for some more information then please give us a call.

Speak to Amy Hutcheson

Senior Consultant

T: 01254 239363

E: amy@cumminsmellor.co.uk