Purchasing Assistant - Leeds

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £17500 per annum + Negotiable dependant on experience

  • Contact:

    Carrisa Armstrong

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    Temp to Perm

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Our client is looking to recruit a purchasing assistant to joint their existing team based in Leeds, to provide Business support services for the Trust and its subsidiaries. The role will be full time on a temp to permanent basis starting ASAP.

Key Duties:

  • To ensure all Purchasing financial transactions are performed in accordance with the trust's policies and all applicable statutory laws and regulations This involves compliance to quality management system (QMS) and control measures to ensure correct outputs are achieved while maintaining strong relationships with internal and external customers. Contributing to any improvements and changes as may be necessary. The job holder is expected to create p/o and manage the company database they are responsible for the final approval for purchase order up to 20k setting vendors up making checks
  • Meet cyclical financial deadlines. This involves meeting month end deadlines to ensure all costs are posted correctly to ledgers at month end and year end. Investigating any transactions that have not progressed and highlight with appropriate business area
  • Act as point of expertise to colleagues in following the client's processes and procedures, providing training as required The job holder must demonstrate communication skills in order to convey the importance of our procedures and rationale behind them
  • Resolve queries from customers & suppliers This involves communicating with other parties to ensure payments to suppliers are not unnecessarily delayed or outside contractual agreements that exist
  • Use the client's internal systems primarily SAP Job holder must have skills to raise shopping carts, purchase order and vendors into agreed procedures in SAP a skills national MM experts Testing yearly system update
  • Displaying the client's values and behaviours at all times
  • Ensuring that diversity and inclusion are integrated into all aspects of Trust life and promoting inclusion by challenging behaviour, practices, actions, or decisions that are counter to the objectives of the Trust's policies and values

Knowledge, Experience & Skills

  • Educated to GCSE level including Maths & English
  • Experience of Purchasing
  • Communication skills that allow you to inform, help and advise customers clearly and professionally
  • Experience of operating to a certified quality management system
  • Ability to understand and implement organisational policies
  • Experience in SAP skills particularly within the Purchasing (MM) SRM
  • Confident in the use of word processing and spreadsheet software