Purchasing Assistant

Purchasing Assistant

The principle duty of the Purchasing Assistant is to place order with suppliers and progress purchase orders to ensure timely arrival of parts and services into PMC Ltd.

The Purchasing Assistant reports directly to the Purchasing Manager.


Key Responsibilities include:

•    To assist in the purchase of all parts required for the manufacture of PMC products.
•    Using the systems and tools available to identify requirements in a timely fashion.
•    Assisting in the development of the computer systems by supporting the use of Sage as it is developed. This may include populating the system with purchasing data and other tasks to enhance system performance and usability.
•    Raising purchase orders on Sage Line 50.
•    Liaising with suppliers confirming delivery dates, prices and quantities ordered. It may on occasions include at the direction of the Purchasing manager involve supplier visits.
•    Updating and revising purchase orders to ensure accurate up to date information on Sage Line 50.
•    Negotiating where necessary any price increases or retro discount schemes as guided by the Purchasing manager, progressing late or urgently required orders where necessary using shortages list for forward planning or other reports.
•    Informing and liaising with production to give advance notice of delivery changes and potential shortages
•    Liaising with PMC Stores/Accounts / Quality and suppliers regarding rejects and returns tracking for repair or credit in accordance with Quality procedures.
•    Participate in production planning meetings monthly as the purchasing representative as required bringing relevant delivery information on expected monthly delivery schedules.
•    Liaising with internal departments including production/sales and R&D regarding any purchase order requirements and specifically providing delivery info on cabinet deliveries.
•    Monitor and maintain cabinet order delivery schedule – distribute to all internal stake holders.

Key Performance Indicators

An enthusiasm and willingness to develop skills and contribute to the performance of the purchasing department. It is expected that there will be a transformation in the use of computer systems in the near and medium term. An aptitude and interest in this work in support of this work will be an important aspect of this role.


Personal Skills & Attributes

•    Good communication skills
•    Personal integrity
•    Positive representative of the business

A more detailed job specification for each role is available on request.

Applicants are invited to respond in the first instance to Dawn Green HR Manager, dawn@pmc-speakers.com  with a full CV and a short outline of less than 500 words  as to  their suitability for the role as advertised .