Purchasing Assistant – 25 hours – KES Solutions UK Limited – Hartlepool

KES Solutions UK Limited

Our client, based in Hartlepool, is looking for a Purchasing Assistant to join their small team. Reporting to the Customer Services Manager, the candidate will carry out purchasing duties and ensure the ERP system is kept fully up to date.

Hours of work would be 25 hrs per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 2.30pm.


Supporting the Sales and Purchasing Manager in carrying out the purchasing function

Placing purchase orders as required to support all departments

Obtaining quotations and sourcing new items when required

Liaising with suppliers and monitoring supplier performance

Providing cover for specific areas of the Customer Service Manager’s role when required

Accountable for ensuring that Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental standards are applied in all production plant areas in accordance with policies, guidelines and procedures


Creation of new items in the ERP system

Managing the supplier rating system and adding new suppliers to the system

Raising Purchase Orders

Data entry into customers system as cover for the Customer Service Manager

Managing PPE, consumable and stationary purchasing

Ensuring the label purchase artwork system is kept up to date and ordering labels as required

Sending questionnaires out to new suppliers and ensuring the vendor approval system is kept up to date

Dealing with invoice and order queries

Placing on-off credit card purchases for the business

Generating reports including Inventory reports


A minimum of GCSE level Maths and English

Sound administration experience

Experience in a purchasing environment would be an advantage

Computer literate and a good communicator

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