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Purchasing Assistant

Laila's Fine Foods
Post Date: 11/14/2017
End Date:  02/14/2018
Recruiter: Laila's Fine Foods
Location: Lancashire North West England
Salary: £15,000 - £24,999
Job category: Buying/Purchasing
Employment type: Full time
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: Purchasing Assistant
Job reference: PA14112017

Laila's Fine Foods is a world-renowned leader in Food, committed to 'Manufacturing Excellence'. Working through both innovation and investment, their product range is second to none and instantly recognisable. Business potential is excellent and the company has entered a period of cultural change that has facilitated the need for this position. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a high profile and progressive manufacturer with excellent opportunities for career development and expansion.  
Laila's Fine Foods are a successful, family run manufacturer of chilled and frozen ready meals for the UK retail and foodservice sectors.  Having recently spent over £7m on a state of the art factory extension that has taken our production from 40 tonnes to 60 tonnes per day we are looking to add a first-class Production Manager to our high-risk processing operation – strong people management and KPI skills essential.
 
Duties will include
 

  • Supporting the Purchasing Director with the overall procurement business strategy
  • Sourcing new products and negotiating with suppliers to secure the best deals
  • Analysing past sales and raising orders with suppliers
  • Attending supplier meetings (both internally and externally)
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding deliveries (and late deliveries)
  • Contacting suppliers regarding credits for damaged products or items missing from deliveries
  • Booking in deliveries from external suppliers
  • Setting up new products on internal inventory system
  • General stock management and liaison with internal departments


Job Requirement

Experience/Qualifications
 
  • A minimum of two years experience at Purchasing Assistant or Junior Buyer level
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office and some experience of Excel Spreadsheets
  • General commercial awareness
  • A Level standard of education and/or purchasing qualification would be advantageous
 
Personal Qualities
 
  • Good communication skills with some negotiating experience
  • Analytical approach with attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and driven, with a desire to learn and progress
  • Ability to work independently, can use own initiative when required

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