Purchasing Assistant

BSW Heating

The purpose of this role will be to liaise with BSW’s Accounts Department and Suppliers for any invoice
related issues and assist in a variety of administrative tasks within the Commercial Department.

Key responsibilities:
•To work within the busy Commercial Department.
•Handling site emergency and planned maintenance requirements for our Managed Commercial Sites.
•Requesting prices and quotations from suppliers for Engineers’ requirements.
•Identifying & sourcing parts required promptly to save downtime on site.
•Ensuring that wherever possible best prices are obtained for goods required.
•Placing Purchase Orders for service, maintenance & project work materials & hire equipment.
•Ensure wherever possible that materials are available at merchants for collection when works are booked.
•Monitoring Purchase Orders with suppliers to ensure materials are available and delivered to sites on time and complete.
•Communicate any supply issues with impacted BSW colleagues, Engineers and Fitters.
•To negotiate prices with suppliers when needed.
•To handle site returns, errors & material surpluses back to suppliers for credit.
•To monitor that credits are received for any returned goods.

What we’re looking for:
•Evidence of good written and oral communications.
•Able to communicate verbally and written at all levels.
•Must have good telephone manner and be able to speak clearly with good customer service skills.
•Good numeracy skills.
•Good standard of Windows software.
•Team player.
•Able to work unsupervised and be well organised.
•Care & attention to detail.
•Enthusiastic & conscientious.
•Self-motivated with a positive attitude to work.
•Able to multitask.

BSW is an Equal Opportunities employer.

•21 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays)
•Flexible working hours
•Company pension scheme
•Free parking
•Childcare voucher scheme
•A range of discounts including gym memberships and mobile phone tariffs.

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