Purchasing/Product Assistant

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  • Smiths Hire
  • Job Description
  • Smith’s Equipment Hire Ltd, winners of the HAE Award 2018, are the Northwest's Largest Independent Equipment Hire company with 12 ‘Hire It Centres’ located across the region. We’re currently in a period of expansion across the business, and we have a fantastic opportunity for a focused and enthusiastic Purchasing/Product Assistant.

    We are looking for a passionate and driven individual who will be responsible for supporting the company Buyer to process purchase orders and maintain and manage both historical and contemporary product lines.

    Working within the Head Office team, located at our iconic Whitegate Drive Depot/Offices, you will play a key role in ensuring our product lines are processed correctly.

    To be successful in this role you will be people orientated, and will be willing to go the extra mile to help maintain and expand long term relationships with suppliers and internal teams across all of our depots.

    You will have a true passion for systems, processes and all things data related and will possess a natural aptitude for learning about mechanical/technical products. It goes without saying that you will be highly organised and thorough in your approach to work.

    Key responsibilities for this position are:

    • Processing all company purchase orders from creation to completion
    • Carry out onsite stock checks
    • Identify slow moving stock and arrange multisite stock transfers
    • Liaise with suppliers regarding warranty claims and product registrations
    • Weekly and monthly product data cleansing on in-house data system
    • Ability to learn and utilise in-house database systems
    • Review price change reports and much more…..

    This is a hands on role which requires somebody who is happy handling stock as they are managing a database. We seek someone who has office experience, ideally within a junior level purchasing or data entry/maintenance position and someone who is a bright spark with a positive, can-do attitude.

    If you are seeking a long term career opportunity and you have the key skills we require, please apply today.

    Please click the button to apply, alternatively contact the recruitment team on recruitment@smithshire.com attaching your CV.