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Purchasing Assistant

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  • Location

    Widnes, Cheshire

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  • Salary:

    £11.00 - £11.92 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant to work on a contract basis for a leading client in the Rail Rolling Stock Industry. The role will be for an initial 6 months period based in Widnes site, although for the first 2-3 months it will be home working 37 hours per week.

Purpose of the Job

The responsibility of this position is to manage purchasing of materials and service.

Looking for someone who has an eye for detail and good at managing their own workload.

Previous experience of purchasing & SAP would be very good. If they show competence then the client will get them involved in buying activities - going out for quotes for materials, selecting suppliers, placing orders.

Opportunities for career progression for someone starting out within procurement.


To manage the inputting of prices, lead times and other data into the Company's Business Information System (SAP)

To manage the Purchase Requisition process - converting validated requisitions into Purchase Orders and distributing to relevant stakeholders

To ensure Purchase Orders include all relevant information in-line with Sourcing and Business requirements

To resolve issues relating to Purchase Orders from internal Customers and external suppliers in a timely manner

To maintain an accurate 'base data' within the computer-based system

To ensure a timely resolution of Invoices Queries

To assist in the Request For Quote process, obtaining quotes and selecting Suppliers for requisitions

To provide full support for any identified Supply Chain requirements.


Ensuring all relevant contractual data/information is inputted and maintained within Company's Business Information System (SAP)

Manage the purchase requisition and order placement process for overhead orders

Ensure Supplier communications/orderbooks and system data are correctly managed, and delivery commitments are met