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Purchasing Assistant

Job reference - 462

Salary - £30,000 + benefits

Job type - Permanent (open to full-time and part-time applicants)

Location - Andover, Hampshire


An exciting opportunity has become available for a Supply Chain Planner or Purchasing Assistant to join a well-established business based in Andover, Hampshire.


Key skills required for a Purchasing Assistant:

  • Experience either in purchasing, supply chain, or product management.

  • Detailed in thinking and self-disciplined in ensuring all details of a project are clearly visible and well managed.

  • Communication - conversant and articulate, with good written skills.

  • Administration - highly organised and well structured.

  • Familiarity with an intranet working environment would be helpful.

  • Should be excel and word proficient (intermediate level as a minimum, excel pivot tables/Vlookup

  • Confident and outgoing character preferred with good interpersonal skills and able to work alongside key management/directors.

  • Any direct experience within project/implementation management would be highly desirable but this is not essential.

The title of this role is Project Implementation Manager and is a central operational position that is responsible for the timely delivery of two core types of projects. However, this position would suit someone from a Supply Chain/Purchasing background.


Key Responsibilities for a Supply Chain Planner:

  • Retail customer-specific projects which involve possibly bespoke product design and/or bespoke packaging requirements. This may be complete ground-up projects from the concept of the product through to delivery, or subtle but important changes to an existing product or just its packaging to meet a specific customer requirement.

  • The implementation and delivery into the business of new product introductions that are to be represented in the company’s annually published sales catalogue (The company’s standard product offer).

  • Create and maintain project plans on the companies ‘Smartsheet’ intranet.

  • Assign Product coding and specific descriptions and other relevant details for each new product.

  • Author Packaging Information Sheets (PIS) following simple checking and approval processes which then are sent out to vendors.

  • Ensure the Customers Technical manuals are followed which relates to packaging and carton markings etc.

  • Checking initial first-off packaging samples for new product to ensure that it is the correct and fit for purpose.

  • Liaising with the Vendors on packaging and labels.

  • Approve packaging and Gold Seal Retail samples.

  • Co-ordinate the completion of customer line forms and web portal information (data generally used for customers ERP system set-ups etc.).

  • Arrange and chair weekly project meetings and produce the agenda and minutes for these meetings.

So, if you are a Supply Chain Planner, Purchasing Assistant, Project Coordinator, or similar and are looking for a new challenge within a well-regarded business then please apply now!


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