Purchasing Assistant job in Southampton

Job Description

We are looking for a part time Purchasing Assistant to join our team.


This is a part time role, working 25 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities

You will provide purchasing support to the Engineering Teams across multiple projects.  Working closely with the Senior Engineering Team and the Finance Manager your duties will include:

  • Identification and reconciliation of procurement requirements for projects from BOMs
  • Preparation of requests for quotation
  • Review of quotations and issue of purchase orders along with engineering drawings and product specifications
  • Purchasing of engineering components, spares and consumable supplies
  • Progressing of purchase orders including liaising with the Engineering Team to ensure purchasing schedules meet project requirements
  • Responsibility for goods-in, product returns, quality issues and stock control
  • Providing general admin support to the Engineering and Finance Teams

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

This is a challenging position that requires a confident and enthusiastic team player with a can-do attitude who is calm under pressure with a clear understanding of the timescale pressures that are frequently placed on Engineering Projects Teams. You will be a key player in ensuring that project schedules are met, and therefore you must be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills.

You will be expected to have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads to meet business needs. The right candidate must have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grades A-C including English and Maths but a higher qualification would be preferable.  Previous experience in a purchasing role, and ideally in an engineering or technical manufacturing business is highly desirable.

Good all round IT skills and proficiency in MS Office Products is essential.

Familiarity with an MRP or Purchasing System would be a distinct advantage.


Competitive Salary depending on previous experience and qualifications
Annual Profit Related Bonus Scheme
Pension and Life Cover
25 Days Holiday Pro-Rata
Childcare Vouchers

How to apply

Apply for this Purchasing Assistant role now by sending your CV and covering letter explaining why you believe you are suitable for this role to

Please note, due to the volume of applications we are unable to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are now handling all recruitment in-house. Any CV’s submitted by recruitment consultants will not be reviewed, so please ensure that you submit your CV in person.

Closing Date: 14th February 2014

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Assistant looking for a part time role near Southampton.

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