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Purchasing Assistant

Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Job Type
6 Sep 2022

Purchasing Assistant

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Location: Lutterworth

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 0730 - 16:00 - 39 hours per week

Salary: £24,000 per annum


  • 25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Company pension
  • Free electric car charging - ample charge points
  • Sick Pay (after 12 months employment)
  • Workwear supplied twice yearly: Polo Shirt, Sweatshirt + 1 off Jacket
  • PPE Supplied
  • Paid breaks
  • Ample free parking
  • Company social events
  • Company values reward scheme - vouchers
  • Sausage Roll Tuesday (non-meat option available)

The PCE GROUP of Companies provide cutting edge automated solutions to global markets, spanning a variety of industry sectors, including Medical/Ocular and Pharmaceutical.

With over 40 years' experience in providing bespoke turnkey automation, ranging from stand-alone machines to fully integrated high throughput cells. We pride ourselves on being able to offer our customers the complete in-house solution - from design to delivery.

The Role - Purchasing Assistant:

Accomplished and highly motivated individual to work with the supply Chain team and the wider business to assist the procurement and delivery of parts to the assembly team in a timely manner. You will be working closely with the procurement team across both the PCE Group's sites in Beccles, Suffolk and Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

Responsibilities - Purchasing Assistant:

The following list is an indication of roles and responsibilities you will be expected to undertake within our organisation. The list is not exhaustive and intended as guidance only.

  • Raise purchase orders on MRP and accounting systems.
  • Maintaining pre-agreed purchase prices.
  • Maintaining inventory at agreed stock levels and placing orders to cover stock shortfalls.
  • Stock level management within MRP system.
  • Contacting suppliers with RFQs.
  • Carry out daily and weekly stock counts on site, as well as for year-end.
  • Reconcile purchase orders and credit notes.
  • Develop & maintain working relationship with suppliers.
  • Liaising with suppliers daily.
  • Expediting of existing purchase orders.
  • Liaising with internal customers/suppliers across the Group. Including updating the Project Management team on order statuses.
  • Day to day supplier negotiation.
  • Creating and amending bill of materials.
  • Booking dispatches and collections with couriers and partner hauliers.
  • Preparing delivery documentation.
  • Assisting Goods-In when required to book in and maintain efficient stock movement throughout the site.
  • Assisting the spares department on Procurement and Goods In functions.
  • Collaborating with the Assembly team for de-kitting at the end of a project.

Person Specification - Aftersales Administration Assistant:

The following list is an indication of the skills that the successful candidate will possess, in fulfilment of the position.

  • IT Literacy
  • Sound commercial acumen with basic understanding of purchasing, negotiation, and costings
  • Good communication, organisational skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing background is desirable
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  • Job Reference: 705437507-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: PCE Group
    PCE Group
  • Location: Lutterworth, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £24,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent