Graduate Purchasing Assistant

  • Job Reference: EH
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Hartley Resourcing
  • Location: Southampton
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £24,000 to £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: There is also a discretionary bonus available.
  • Sector: Purchasing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Contact: Emma Hoskins
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 02380404978

Job Description

Our client based just outside Southampton is looking to recruit an Expeditor/ Purchasing Assistant to join their busy and supportive Buying team. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate who is interested in a career within buying. They are looking for someone who is a strong co-ordinator, confident on the phone and has a good attention to detail. Previous experience within a purchasing or buying department is not essential.

The Role

This is a busy and involved position where you will gain experience in a wide range of purchasing activities. The role will include placing, progressing and chasing orders, managing vendor data including, prices, lead times and product ranges, forecasting and planning forward stock levels and assisting in the search for new products.

The Ideal Candidate

In order to be considered for this role you will need to be confident dealing with people at all levels. You must have a good eye for detail, be able to prioritise your work and be confident working to strict deadlines. Advanced communication skills and the ability to build relationships is important. You will need to be IT literate in particular Excel and Word. A CIPS qualification would be useful but is certainly not essential.

Additional Information

This company offer full training, free parking and an exciting working environment.

Due to the large volume of applications we are unable to respond to each application individually, therefore if you don’t hear back from us within 3 days then unfortunately on this occasion assume you have not been successful.