Salary£20000 - £29000 per annum
A world leading drug discovery business currently seek a purchasing assistant on an 18month contract. The business are flexible in what they're looking for in terms of experience, they would consider a junior candidate who has a solid admin/finance background or would also consider candidates who have previous experience in purchasing. They are looking for diligent, organised candidates who are good communicators and are happy to work with different departments within the business. This role has strong links to finance and also facilities.

Responsibilities of the position include the following areas:

• Creating purchase orders, checking if correct approvals are in place and placing orders with suppliers.
• Managing and updating the purchase order database.
• Chasing any outstanding orders.
• Receiving in deliveries on to Purchasing system, matching with orders and filing delivery notes.
• Order, receive and distribute journal article requests and books.
• Assisting with booking in deliveries and stock takes.
• Meeting suppliers, requesting quotations and negotiating prices.
• Ad hoc duties as and when required.

Goods In and other responsibilities
• Cover the goods in deliveries when required
• Signing for deliveries
• Delivering orders to scientific labs
• Stock management including requisitions, re-orders and stock-takes.
• Assisting with external visitors on arrival.

Skills Required
• Previous experience in in Purchasing preferable or experience in a busy administrative/finance role
• Ability to prioritise and multitask
• Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
• Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise confidently with all employees, suppliers and external visitors
• Computer literate - Microsoft Office. Great Plaines (Microsoft Dynamics GP) accounting system but no previous experience on this system is necessary

For more information on this role please call me today.

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