Procurement Assistant

  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Catherine Robinson

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Job Title: Procurement Assistant
Location: Broughton, Chester
Duration: 3 months
Hours: Full time
Pay rate: Negotiable DOE

We are currently working with a large manufacturing client in the Chester area to recruit a Procurement Assistant for a 3 month contract. This key role will support Purchase Order placement across all UK sites providing support to the General Procurement Local Representative (LR) Manager in Broughton with Purchase to Pay open issues. We are looking for a strong team player with a good level of procurement knowledge.

Main Responsibilities:

Accurate placement of PO's following GP procedures.

Coordinating information flow from the internal customers into General Procurement (GP) and ensuring any escalations are investigated to a high level of detail.

Work with General Procurement to ensure that work load planning is managed;

Understand issues and compile management summaries in agreement with the LR before escalation decision.

Managing the customer relationship and propose & agree actions to improve customer satisfaction to ensure positive win-win relationships.

Deliver any required procurement projects e.g. support the implementation of any updates to commodity strategy; support the implementation of any new General Procurement tools.

The jobholder will ensure

Internal Customers' satisfaction continuous improvement.

Proper and adequate level of communication/reporting.

Corporate Instructions and Processes are followed to ensure compliance.

Skills and Experience

Good knowledge of the procurement process and proven experience in a procurement function

Strong financial awareness

Good communication and influencing skills

Able to manage conflict through to resolution

Good organisational skills

Good project management skills to perform procurement projects/ call for tenders

Strong adherence to ethics & compliance

Customer focused and solution oriented work style

Target oriented

Morson International are acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.

Key words: supply chain; procurement; purchasing; supplier management; risk management; negotiation; supplier performance; purchase orders; ERP systems; MS Office; influencing skills; shipping; ITAR; spares and repairs