Purchasing Associate in Bedford, Bedford, UK at Twiflex

Date Posted: 9/17/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Purchasing Associate will provide administrative support to the purchasing department by assisting with the procurement of goods, materials and consumable items,  maintaining sound relationships with vendors and actively interfacing with various suppliers and internal departments to ensure timely delivery of materials to the facility in order to ensure superior customer satisfaction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enter purchase requisitions onto the SAP computer system.
  • Generate purchase requirements from MRP. Analyse and review the needs prior to placing orders.
  • Print and place purchase orders by post or e-mail.
  • Receive acknowledgments for POs and update the system if necessary.
  • Expedite late deliveries and maintain revised delivery dates in the system.
  • Prepare and type correspondence, debit notes on supplier returns, letters, reports and advice notes.
  • Receive advice notes and prepare input for goods receiving via computer.
  • Assist with the upkeep of stationery material, making sure that adequate stocks are maintained.
  • Integrate and assist the purchasing team with everyday duties. To cross check all purchase orders with acknowledgements.
  • Assist the Operations department and cover in their absence.
  • Participate fully in the implementation of lean manufacturing, the continuous improvement process and maintaining ISO9001 certification.
  • Take up additional duties as assigned to you.



Job Requirements

Skills and Experience Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience of working within a similar administrative or office based role
  • Good general IT skills
  • Good time management skills with the ability to work within a busy, fast paced environment

Minimum Education requirements

In order to be considered for this role a candidate must be able to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent - Grades A-C in Maths and English
  • Previous experience within an administrative environment