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    Purchasing Assistant

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: General Office & Administration
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary: Up to £18000 per annum
  • Date posted: 16/02/2021
  • Job reference: 48698_1613488837

My client specialises in B2B meat and poultry trading, buying products from within the UK and Europe and supplying to UK manufacturers and wholesalers, and have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant to join their small but busy team.

Here, you have a great opportunity to work for a rapidly expanding company who focus on having a great team culture and for the role to grow alongside gaining new skills which will assist you for the rest of your career.

The role of Purchasing Assistant will include calling and emailing suppliers using a CRM, entering data into the CRM and provide this data to the sales team, comparing prices with the suppliers to save money, calling transport companies to see if they can reduce their rate and shopping around to get the best transport deal, liaising with accounts team and sales team , manage photos and documents received from suppliers, visiting suppliers to build relationships and going to trade shows to get new suppliers, email marketing, using Social media to find leads, learning the market prices so they buy products at the best prices.

The ideal candidate will have great experience with:

Use of CRM system

Use of Google Sheets/Excel & Word

Use of Apple computer/phone

Knowledge of the industry would be advantageous


Experience ringing or emailing people and building relationships

Working as a team

Be able to manage your own time effectively and use your own initiative

Other Attributes:

Great communication skills with a professional attitude

Someone with the drive to learn more

Must be optimistic, passionate and have a great attitude

Very motivated to work and happy be part of a growing business and be aligned with the business mission

Finding enjoyment in the role



Experience in a purchasing role would be an advantage or a role that involves negotiation and building relationships

Clayton Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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