Temporary Materials Assistant /Purchasing Officer

Temp to Perm, Temporary
Full Time
Job Sector:
Manufacturing / Warehouse
South Wales
Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil
Salary description:
£8.50 - £9/ hour
Start Date:
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The Role

A key member of the Purchasing Team, responsible and accountable for the despatch, goods inwards, inventory handling and procurement functions.

Working hours are 37 per week which is 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 1.30pm on Friday


* Carry out routines for receiving goods including checking of deliveries, movement of inventory, kitting to relevant teams and registering transactions using ERP system.

* Schedule deliveries and coordinate activities with suppliers.

* Raise and progress purchase orders with suppliers, using MRP system, requisition process and in-house report mechanisms.

* Carry out non-conformance activities and chase outstanding actions with suppliers.

* Generate works orders to create demand for purchasing, utilising production bill of materials.

* Involved in bill of materials maintenance and execution of design changes through inventory and supply chain.

* Organise and coordinate early warning systems and supply throughput for goods inwards kitting.

* Prepare and submit quotations for cost down/best value/consolidation exercises with suppliers.

* Manage and maintain pre-kitting of material to internal customers.

* Ensure general housekeeping activities in the goods inwards and materials areas.

* Carry out despatching activities against targets - Pick, prepare and pack in accordance with internal procedures. Organise collection of despatched goods using carrier software and conventional telephone/online booking systems

* Organise and liaise with packing contractors to prepare and pack machine systems (finished goods), and ensure appropriate close down operations to maintain inventory, financial and control systems.

* Maintain / review packing materials and uphold best practice packing / picking methods in the despatch role.

* Responsible for capturing on-time in-full metrics on all despatches for continuous improvements exercises.

* Role Pre-requisites

* Undertake any other projects and duties as requested which are within the competence of the job holder.

* Develop new or improve skills in order to increase the personal contribution made to the overall business performance.

The Person

* Previous experience of a materials role is preferable although not essential.

* Holder of a current forklift licence or the willingness to be trained.

* This is a semi-manual role that involves a considerable amount of lifting and carrying.

* Accuracy and a high level of attention to detail with proven ability to multi-task, organise and plan time to meet daily / weekly deadlines.

* A high degree of computer literacy is required. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel applications.

* Experience of warehousing / inventory management within a physical and ERP environment.

* Experience of despatch / shipping of products to customers / agents in the global marketplace.

JK Recruitment

Please be aware that we receive a high volume of interest for each of our roles and we cannot guarantee we will be in touch if you are not shortlisted for the position. At JK Recruitment we aim to provide the best possible opportunity to take your career forward, we will be in touch within the next seven days if your application is successful. Please continue to visit our website to keep up to date with further vacancies.

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

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