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Purchasing Officer

Job posted by: Jessica Demetriou

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and professional Purchasing Officer to join a friendly and supportive Purchasing team based in Broadstairs. This is a permanent role., working Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.15pm (1 hour unpaid lunch break), 36.25 hrs/wk. Salary is DOE.



* Raising purchase orders with suppliers to meet stock requirements

* Checking purchase order confirmations, ensuring information is accurate and priced correctly

* Handling Purchasing enquiries efficiently and effectively via telephone and email

* Establishing close working relationships with colleagues and suppliers

* Maintaining daily contact with suppliers to manage the flow of information, obtain delivery dates, delivery improvements, identify delays and supply issues

* Updating colleagues and partners in a timely manner

* Documenting and follow up on important actions and decisions

* Work with goods-in to compare deliveries with purchase orders and identify discrepancies

* Organised and proactive, planning and balancing priorities and good attention to detail

* Creating sound practical procedures which incorporate checks for accuracy

* Persistent in problem solving, researching the facts, and resolving issues in a timely and thorough manner



* Previous office admin experience would be of benefit (Purchasing experience an advantage but not essential).

* IT literacy - proficient use of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word & Excel (AS400 experience desirable but not essential)

* Excellent written and verbal communicator, and good level of numeracy

* Systematic approach, logical thinker and high attention to detail

* Self-motivated and works well under pressure

* Able to absorb and communicate information that can sometimes be of a technical nature

* Negotiation, influencing & persuasion skills.

* A helpful personality - communication is a key part of the role, must be organised and committed to supporting colleagues



▪ Salary: Competitive (dependant on experience)

▪ 21 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays (increasing with length of service)

▪ Contributory pension scheme and life assurance

▪ On-site parking

▪Staff breakout area, Canteen, Pool table

▪ Bike to work scheme and Employee Assistance Programme


Interested? apply online today.

Due to the high volume of applicants applying for all roles, we can only reply to candidates with the most relevant skills and experience. If you have not heard back from us within 48 hours of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

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