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Purchasing Assistant

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  • Ref: JM0100

Cathedral Appointments are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant to join an organisation based in Kingsbridge. This is a full-time, permanent position, which would be suitable for someone with a purchasing or strong administrative background who is looking to work locally. Due to the nature of the role, you must have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Purchasing Assistant responsibilities include...

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Receiving incoming orders and monitoring email accounts though a web-based customer support software programme
  • Checking orders to determine key information is supplied and all ordering fields are completed -  liaising with relevant staff
  • Inputting orders on to the financial system
  • Dispatching orders to suppliers
  • Monitoring and tracking orders/checking suppliers and delivery times
  • Reporting (via the customer support software) order status for staff
  • Placing charge card orders including booking of train tickets, travel and accommodation requests
  • Booking CPD courses including– liaising with course provider, minibus driving lessons including medicals/ tests and first aid courses
  • Dealing with order queries
  • Ensuring deliveries are co-ordinated and are distributed accordingly
  • Generating Good Received Notes (GRN) where necessary
  • To organise and label stock for distribution. Co-ordinating with premises teams to ensure timely delivery
  • To contact suppliers to arrange return/and or replacement of goods.
  • To organise the replacement of damaged items: and/or credit
  • Booking courier services
  • To be responsible for your own continuing self-development, undertaking training as appropriate

Purchasing Assistant requirements include...

Background & Skills:

  • Experience of working as a Purchasing Assistant within a commercial environment is highly desirable, but not essential
  • GCSEs in English and Maths, minimum C grade
  • Excellent IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office and online data systems
  • Data input experience
  • Experience of working in a busy office environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, confident telephone manner and a team player


This is an excellent opportunity for either an experienced Purchasing Assistant or a strong Administrator who is looking for a new challenge, perhaps closer to home in Kingsbridge. If you would like any more information about the role, please get in touch with Jayne Grantham on 01392 413577.

Please note, Cathedral Appointments are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to the above role. 

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