Senior Purchasing Assistant

  • Vacancy Title
  • Senior Purchasing Assistant
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Brandon Hire Station
  • Location
  • Leicester
  • Closing Date
  • 21/05/2021
  • Job Description
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    Attracting the best people supports our aims of exceeding our customers’ expectations and enhancing shareholder value.

    Our continued business success is reliant upon the skills, talent and commitment of our workforce. As well as developing and promoting talent from within the business, our recruitment practices are designed to attract the very best from the pool of available talent.

    We are committed to continuous improvement, dedicated to excellent customer service and stimulate those who enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-orientated environment.

    We have a great new job opportunity that has arisen in our Asset & Procurement team for an experienced Senior Purchasing Assistant. In this role you will be responsible for making key decisions ensuring our stock controls are meeting the business needs whilst staying within cost parameters.

    In Brandon Hire Station we are proud of our team working in such a fast moving commercial environment, your ability to develop strong working relationships within the business is essential and also with our preferred suppliers.

    Working alongside our Purchasing Assistant we expect you to manage the daily workloads and offer support and guidance , ensuring Purchasing are meeting /delivery deadlines/ stock levels/ quality and invoice payments within agreed timescales.

    Typical daily activities will include :


    • Carrying out the company purchasing policies and procedures.
    • Comparing product deliveries with issued purchase orders and contact vendors when there are discrepancies.
    • Ensuring all data creation/changes requests are processed
    • Ensuring that all purchases are processed using the agreed item criteria from the agreed business supplier database
    • Sourcing of non mainstream products and secure best negotiated pricing

    What we are looking for :

    You must have proven and extensive purchasing experience in a senior/leadership role, with a good understanding of supply chain procedures.

    Purchasing experience within the tool hire industry or associated trades would be an advantage.

    Candidates should be educated to a high level in Maths and English, with excellent It skills including good knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

    Brandon Hire Station offers the youngest hire fleet in the industry with a wide range of high quality supporting equipment to a broad customer base both regionally and nationally. Recognised as experts in our field, we have a growing portfolio of satisfied customers, many of whom are market leaders and household names in their own right.