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Purchasing Assistant

Salary: £18,000 per annum
Location: Rochdale
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Purchasing Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Due to maternity cover, we’re looking for a purchasing administrator to join our Purchasing Department on a minimum 12-month contract which could be extended.

If you’re looking for a career within Purchasing, then we have the skills, knowledge, experience to help you grow and succeed.

Main Duties (not limited to):

  • To assist the Purchasing Manager in producing supplier, plant and subcontract orders.
  • Maintain and update plant register for all jobs.
  • Collate invoices/delivery notes and administer through our bespoke software and post to our accounts package ensuring correct analysis for both job costings and accounts purposes.
  • Deal with any discrepancies directly with our suppliers with regards to incorrect charges, damages, breakdowns, short deliveries etc
  • General administration duties i.e. filling, processing, scanning
  • Generating documentation from company databases and systems
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers via email and telephone
  • Managing customer enquiries.
  • Completing, compiling and processing purchase orders
  • Completing work & asset registers, plant, hire & cost schedules
  • Business projects that are required on a regular basis

Necessary Skills:

  • Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage but not essential as training will be provided.
  • Experience within a similar sector would be a distinct advantage but not essential.
  • Willingness and flexibility to undertake other clerical/admin tasks.
  • 5 or more grade (equivalent to A-C) GCSE’s
  • IT Literate.
  • Excellent telephone manner.
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail.


  • Salary: £18,000 per annum
  • Location: A&F Sprinklers, Rochdale, OL112PX
  • Annual Leave: 28 days per year (including bank holidays with Christmas close down)
  • Hours: 08:45-16:45 Monday-Thursday, 08:45-15:00 Friday

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