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Purchasing Assistant
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Here at S3 Discovery, we are looking for a Purchasing Assistant to work with our globally recognised client, based in Cambridgeshire.  This is a 3-month temporary contract, with the potential of being extended further.


The Role

The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for providing a comprehensive system based tactical purchasing and purchase requisition, processing service to end-users across the client’s site network to ensure that purchased items are available in a timely and efficient manner, to support the needs of the business and fulfill the principles of best quality and value.


Further job details include:

  • Ensuring that purchase requisitions and other tactical goods and services requirements are processed and delivered on time to the correct specification by following the purchase to pay process
  • Working proactively with and developing effective relationships with key stakeholders in the business to ensure that the team is at the forefront of initial requirement identification and end-users are supported in full throughout the entire operational purchasing value chain
  • Allowing our internal customers to focus their attention on delivering successful outcomes in the safe knowledge that their products/services will be available when required in an efficient and cost-effective manner


To apply for this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office based applications and ideally previous exposure to databases, purchase to pay and/or accounts payable systems
  • Ideally, previous experience in an Accounts Payable or Transactional Procurement systems-based processing environment with the familiarity of JD Edwards or Microsoft AX based solutions or equivalent
  • Conscientious, well organised, customer-focused, good attention to detail with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player able to work effectively under pressure with minimal supervision


How to apply

To proceed with your application for this role, simply apply to this advert, or alternatively you can send you’re most recent up to date CV to the email below.


Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted. All successful applications are subject to S3 Science’s stringent vetting and security checks.


S3 Science is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

Salary: 9.00 - £12.00 p/h
Date Posted: 31/07/2019
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