Manufacturing Operations

Purchasing Assistant

Full Time

Sigmat are currently looking to recruit a Purchasing Assistant to be based in either our Leeds or Skipton office. The role holder will assist the Purchasing Planner and Purchasing Manager with all company purchasing activities with a particular focus on project purchasing and coordinating of deliveries.

This is a permanent, full time position.

Responsibilities :

  • Purchase stock items for the company/projects
  • Ensure the stock database is accurate and regularly maintained
  • Obtain quotes from the Company’s preferred supplier list
  • Obtain quotes from suppliers to ensure best value, lead time and service
  • Researching parts on supplier websites and stock catalogues
  • Ensuring the accuracy of items purchased match business requirements
  • Ensuring all trace documentation are received and filed correctly
  • Management/control of the business ordering systems
  • Monitor purchase orders to maintain delivery schedules
  • Resolve delivery issues raised by liaising with suppliers quickly and efficiently
  • Good timekeeping adhering to project deadlines
  • Cover for other team members when absent
  • Take a proactive approach to ensure best practice is maintained and built upon on a daily basis
  • Control of the Company 4 Week Look Ahead (4WLA) schedule
  • Control of weekly hire schedules and monitoring same. Advise colleagues where items could be considered to be a purchase hire rather than a hire.
  • Any other task commensurate with this post

What we are looking for :

  • Experience with a purchasing administration role
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate at all levels – verbal and written
  • Experience in working effectively in teams
  • Ability to process orders at a consistent and efficient speed
  • Excellent IT skills

What we are offering :

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Your birthday off
  • Company pension scheme, matching up to 5%
  • Company life assurance – three times your annual salary
  • Workplace nursery scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Mobile and technology loans
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Access to Perkbox – an online discount platform
  • Free eye tests for VDU users
  • Friendly, modern working environment