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Purchasing Assistant

Location: Liverpool

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 167346

Purchasing Coordinator


The purpose of this role is to assist the Category Manager in the commercial ownership of categories associate with the running of the plant in particular the Maintenance, Repairs and Operational Services


Main duties and Responsibilities:


  • Release purchase orders at initial and final stage

  • Adhere to the Purchasing Strategy

  • Challenge cost where appropriate

  • Identify appropriate lowest cost sourcing groups.

  • Negotiate new and replacement service and supply contracts.

  • Support new program launches

  • Work alongside all departments to deliver lowest cost purchase solutions.

  • Investigate continuous improvement options

  • Co-ordinate projects as directed.

  • Indirect Purchasing process generation, validation and review.

  • Compliant Pro (or alternative system) maintenance

  • Ownership of the Maintenance, Repairs & Operations Master Database

  • Support the Maintenance, Repairs & Operations Stores function when needed


Employment Prerequisites:


  • CIPS Level 3 or Bachelor’s degree

  • SAP experience

  • Experience in negotiating and generating varied contracts 

  • Experience of purchasing in an industrial environment.

  • Experience in an engineering environment

  • Minimum of 12 months Purchasing Experience.

  • Must be able to demonstrate good timekeeping and disciplinary record.

  • Excellent data analysis skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office and presentation skills

  • Proven ability to work autonomously without supervision