Purchasing Assistant - VR/28477

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Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Kintore, Aberdeenshire
Rate: Available Upon Request

Purchasing Assistant required to join a reputable organisation providing oilfield equipment, technologies, and expertise to the energy sector. This is a 6-month position with the potential to become permanent.


As a Purchasing Assistant, you will report to the Lead Buyer and are required to be proactive, highly motivated, and organised.


Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Purchasing Team with all purchasing activities.
  • Monitoring and expediting late purchase and works orders.
  • Liaising closely with the planning department for all items that will not meet the requirements of the Production Schedule and provide solutions as necessary.
  • Supporting with the resolution of invoices pending payment in a timely manner, by performing detailed analysis to identify root cause of issue prohibiting invoice payment.
  • Reviewing Traceability Number requests and issue numbers to suppliers.
  • Reviewing tender requests and present information to Buyers with recommended order placement.
  • Proactively monitoring supplier performance and developing vendors to improve on-time delivery, product quality and reduce lead-times.
  • Assisting inventory control, when required, with any queries in goods receiving.
  • Undertaking vendor analysis and selection along with identifying and establishing supply agreements to the benefit the organisation.
  • Updating procedures, work instructions and manuals as per requirements.
  • Participating in meetings and keep up to date on issues related to Purchase Order delivery, vendor performance, Metrics, capacity constraints and other related Supply Chain issues.
  • Achieving target on-time delivery and Lead-time and inventory turn levels based on manufacturing and supply chain capacity/flexibility.


Our client is seeking a candidate with the following skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • Able to understand, evaluate and apply technical information.
  • Anticipates the impact of change and rises to the challenge, with the ability to accept risk and uncertainty.
  • Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks.
  • Able to define, work within and improve business processes based on immediate and future business needs.
  • Strong attention to detail with a good level of numeracy.
  • A talent for problem-solving and driving issues to closure.
  • Will be energised by challenges and drawn towards opportunities.
  • Confident and professional when representing the company in person and in writing.
  • Highly organised with the ability to multi-task.
  • Can be counted on to take personal responsibility in challenging situations and be willing to engage in disputes in order to settle them equitably.
  • A strong sense of customer focus (internal/external).
  • Firm and diplomatic when negotiating.
  • Enjoys working in a team.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Working knowledge manufacturing environment, inventory management, or planning environment.
  • Proficient IT skills including MS Word, MS Excel, and other MS office applications.

TMM Recruitment INDSCC

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