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Purchasing Assistant


Job Description:

Paterson Recruitment Are recruiting a Purchasing Assistant to work with our Banbury based Client. 


As a Purchasing Assistant you will be assisting the Purchasing Manager with placing purchase orders and chasing up delivery dates.


Daily Tasks:

  • Placing purchase orders for stocked products
  • Checking supplier order confirmations and keeping prices correct on the system
  • Dealing with any product / delivered quantity issues with the warehouse and the supplier
  • Chasing any overdue purchase orders and keeping the system updated with expected dates
  • Liaising with freight forwarders to collect groupage and full container loads
  • Receipt in Purchase Orders for drop-ship orders
  • Update Due List with PO’s for the warehouse with when they are being delivered
  • Actively tidying up purchase orders on the system with suppliers if full PO’s haven’t been received
  • Liaising with the Finance Team to resolving stock and non-stock invoice queries
  • Raise payment requests to finance and maintain a proforma payments spreadsheet
  • Respond to supply queries from showrooms
  • Updating monthly sales usages
  • Assisting Purchasing Manager with any ad-hoc tasks deemed necessary


Experience Required:

  • Good telephone and email communication
  • Proactive and well organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous experience of purchasing, ideally in the bathroom industry.



  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Retail, Wholesale

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