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Procurement Assistant

  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: Buyer
  • Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension & healthcare
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 901492_1496932366
Job description

Key Attributes

A procurement or business administration related qualification

Good understanding of COINS and Excel

Able to work in a fast paced environment, dealing with suppliers and internal customers

The Company

Our client is a leading contractor, with their Regional South West business being one of the most successful divisions within the company.

The Offer

This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate or Procurement Administrator looking to take the next step in their career. You will have the opportunity to work on a major infrastructure projects and services, for a company that offers a competitive level of remuneration and promotion prospects.

The Role

Reporting into the Buyer and Procurement Manager; you will be responsible for carrying out the timely, efficient processing and administration activities to support the project buyer / procurement team.

Daily activities will include:
  • Converting requisitions into Purchase Orders efficiently and accurately.
  • Manage new and existing orders, maintaining data integrity on the COINS and other in-house system.
  • Calculate landed costs and compare pricing and product from multiple suppliers. (3 quotes)
  • Producing ad hoc reports and gathering information as required for internal customers.
  • Monitoring current plant specification templates, ensuring all hires comply with company requirements.
  • Ensure the Purchase Order Process is completed efficiently and accurately.


The Person

As the ideal candidate you will have the following qualifications and be able to demonstrate the following experience:
  • A procurement or business administration related qualification
  • Ability to use processes & systems (e.g. COINS)
  • High level of Numeracy and literacy skills
  • Experience of collation of supplier information from various sources.
  • Previously held a procurement administrative role and advantage
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Well organised and able to 'multi-task'