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Apprentice Procurement and Supply Assistant - Kiowa Ltd

Kiowa Limited have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible Apprentice Procurement and Supply Assistant to join their Purchasing Team. The purpose of this role is to provide great service to Kiowa's customers by delivering orders promptly and efficiently.

Key Information

Reference:

VAC001683314

Employer:

Kiowa Ltd

Location:

Sleaford

Working Week:

Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 17:00

Salary:

£200.00 - £280.00

Qualification:

Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant Apprenticeship

Application Close:

03 March, 2021

Planned Start Date:

15 March, 2021

Kiowa Limited have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible Apprentice Procurement and Supply Assistant to join their Purchasing Team. The purpose of this role is to provide great service to Kiowa's customers by delivering orders promptly and efficiently.

This role is suitable for someone who has a flexible attitude, well presented, self-motivated and the ability to communicate at all levels with enthusiasm and commitment to help drive the company forward.

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Help with the management of inventory levels to predetermine values/volume
  • Inventory control of 60,000+ products
  • Co-ordinate the returns process (from customer to supplier) and adhere to the return procedure
  • Order acknowledgements and progress chasing (expediting)
  • Updating of the Purchase Orders with correct information
  • Booking and progressing transport collections UK and overseas
  • Collation of Intrastat data for Finance Team
  • Data input to central business database of relevant vendor information
  • Help with coordination of the purchasing of goods from suppliers and transfer of stock between Group Sites
  • Liaise with Sales (internal/external) to ensure availability of goods are in line with customer demand requirements
  • Adhere to and suggest/implement improvements to the Purchasing and Inventory Management processes and procedures
  • Assist Senior Buyer/Buyer/Warehouse Team & other departments with ad hoc projects and day to day tasks as required
  • Invoice queries - resolve in a timely manner and to be kept to a minimum
  • Manage and resolve delivery issues within a timely manner
  • Manage purchasing email inbox
  • General Admin duties
  • To undertake any other duties from time to time as can be reasonably requested by the company

Skills Required

  • Attention to detail and excellent accuracy
  • Ability to work to procedures
  • Adaptability and ability to work under pressure and daily deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal, internal and external, all levels
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Good computer skills
  • Comply with Company Health and Safety policy
  • Some experience with Purchasing, Sales or Customer Services (Advantage but not essential)

Qualifications Required

GCSEs in English and maths at Grade C/4 or equivalent.


Personal Qualities Required

  • Problem analysis and solving
  • Adaptability and ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated, initiative and high level of energy
  • Ability to absorb and interpret technical information

How to Apply

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