Purchasing Admin

DS Smith
Aylesford, Kent
01 Jun 2018
01 Jul 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

An opportunity has arisen to join the Creo team in Aylesford as a Purchasing Administrator

You will provide support to the Commercial Operations Director and Production team to procure raw materials and services in line with driving sales and growth, through the delivery of an outstanding level of production service and quality

If you are looking for a demanding yet rewarding environment with long term prospects, we would like to hear from you.

The Role…

• Ensuring that procured materials and services supplied for production are delivered within estimated budgets and required time frames, and where this is not possible, to provide alternatives
• Providing Creo with a competitive advantage through negotiating materials prices that are at the best possible market cost
• Providing a competitive advantage through proactively reviewing available materials and offering alternatives to the Studio, Production, and Account Management teams which offer cost savings, quality improvement, or production efficiencies
• General support to the Commercial Operations Director in purchasing, supplier negotiation, production methods, account management liaison etc
• Checking purchase and sales invoices along with the delivery notes
• Regular data entering onto an excel spreadsheet and managing dataflow
• Reviewing production lead time and stock levels where relevant and liaise with production staff on specific materials and quality requirements
• Liaising with suppliers to ensure materials can be delivered in time
• Reviewing available suppliers for cost, quality and ability to meet delivery requirement
• Raising Purchase Orders within the MIS and SAP and distribute to suppliers
• Liaising with production staff on any specific material type and quality requirements
• Negotiating discounts, replacements with suppliers on the event of any complaints

Key Competencies…

• Strong communication skills on all levels with suppliers and internal departments
• SAP system experience is desirable, if not similar system experience
• Purchasing and negotiation experience would be preferred
• Good understanding of Microsoft Office- Word, Excel
• Hands on approach and flexibility to work across a variety of tasks
• Attention to detail and a passion for getting things right first time

About Creo (now part of the DS Smith Group): We build true partnerships and deliver exceptional point of sale campaigns. This is achieved through delivering outstanding service and quality, driving innovation and best practice, deploying the latest technology and applying data intelligence.

Salary: Competitive

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