Purchasing Assistant

  • Location
    Derby, Derbyshire
  • Salary
    £ 18278 - £ 19000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Admin and Secretarial
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Higher Education


Working hours- Mon-Fri 9-5PM

Rate of pay- £19,015

Start date- ASAP Temp on going

Job Title
Purchasing Assistant

The post holder will process and manage the life cycle from requisition to Purchase Orders. The post holder will work within the Purchasing Services team, who are closely aligned with the Procurement Services Team.
Other duties will include:

  • Work as a key member of the team demonstrating high level of customer service to internal and external stakeholders, answering queries that may arise relating to best purchasing practices and procedural elements of the Procurement Policy.

  • Manage the requisition to order process for goods and services.

  • Create Purchase Orders from internal requisitions and manage the Purchase Order lifecycle. Ensure that catalogues and Purchase agreements are used where available and that all purchases are coded with accuracy, along with ensuring Tender References are stated where applicable.

  • Effectively manage your buyer dashboard to ensure orders are completed and closed in a timely manner and to support prompt payment of invoices.

  • An ability to spot repeat purchases and identify trends / frequent purchases and escalate to the Procurement team to ensure compliance to Procurement Regulations.

  • Ensure all work undertaken is recorded and processed.

  • Participate in working groups and training as required to develop knowledge and service levels to improve the end user experience.

What Do I Need?


  • Experience of using IT and web-based systems.

Skills, knowledge & abilities

  • Produces accurate written communication that is well structured.

  • Evidence of problem solving.

  • Can use your initiative in ensuring correct process and policies are followed by self and others.

  • Able to provide a high level of customer service to a wide range of internal and external customers and colleagues with confidence.

  • Has an eye for detail and produces consistent high quality work.

  • Manages own time effectively ensuring deadlines set are consistently met.

  • Communicates with team members to ensure efficient and effective completion of work within required timescales.

  • Is polite and courteous and has a helpful intent.

  • Approaches work with a positive "can-do" attitude seeing new tasks as a challenge not an obstacle.

If this role is of interest to you please do apply or send your updated CV directly

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