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Procurement Supply Chain Assistant


Tyne and Wear



Permanent – Full Time




Company Description

Our client is a market leader in their sector. As part of this growth they are now looking for a motivated Procurement Supply Chain Assistant who is looking to grasp an outstanding career opportunity, and help a business grow and improve.

Job Specification

The Role

  • Reporting to the Purchasing Executive your role will centre on procurement and supply chain management.
  • You will assist in the control and coordination of our product range from suppliers, ensuring finished goods are supplied on time to our warehouse. 
  • This is a key role in making sure “on time” delivery for product purchase orders is achieved, as well as ensuring the business system data accurately reflects production plans and delivery schedules. 
  • Placement of purchase orders according to company requirements and in accordance with procedures.
  • Expedite any delays or issues to ensure we achieve our targets of order supply.
  • Establish and maintain strong customer-supplier relations.
  • Maintain the progress of each purchase order from placement to receipt, ensuring timely delivery in agreement with our terms whilst updating business systems.
  • Liaise with suppliers with respect to product specifications, transit, documentation and errors.
  • Maintain PO plans to reflect true delivery position including capacity restraints, factory closures, holidays, transportation and production lead times etc.

The Person

  • Analytical skill – you should be able to demonstrate a level of proficiency in Excel, as well as strong administration, data entry skills and perform a high level of numeracy.
  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team with excellent time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly written including dealing with “offshore” suppliers.
  • Ability to organise, categorise and reproduce detailed information with speed and efficiency, possessing high attention to detail.
  • Creative planning and problem solving.
  • Have confidence to prioritise own workload without constant supervision.
  • Have an eye for detail and a good standard of numeracy in order to analyse facts and figures and be capable of producing fast accurate work.
  • MS Excel and Microsoft Dynamics experience preferred but not essential.

The Benefits

  • Permanent role.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunity to work for one of the regions employers of choice.

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