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Purchasing Assistant

Posted on: June 11, 2024

Location: Zeals

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Category: Accounts

Job Type: Full TimePermanent

We are recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant for a food production company based in Zeals, Wiltshire.

What you will do as Purchasing Assistant

You will need excellent communication, numerical, and planning skills, and commercial awareness to excel in this role.

  • Keep products and prices up to date.
  • Maintain technical admin for accreditation.
  • Help to manage the supply chain and stock control.
  • Resolve queries regarding deliveries.
  • Maintain good relationships with suppliers and resolve any queries and discrepancies.

Skills and experience

  • Purchasing experience, ideally in the food industry or hospitality.
  • Able to participate effectively in cross-functional teams and at all organisational levels.
  • High standard of computer software skills including ERP systems, Excel.
  • Communication skills
  • Mathematical skills

Working pattern

This is a full time, permanent role, Monday to Friday. Hours are 7am to 4pm with one Saturday per month.

The office is located in the pretty village of Zeals, close to the amenities of Mere and Gillingham and just off the A303. They have some office helpers so you must be comfortable with dogs. Our client is keen to find someone who will develop their skills in this role.

The job is office based in a beautiful location, but you will need your own transport to get there. There is free parking on site.


Are you the right person for this job? Simply click the Apply Online button. Sandra is recruiting for this role, and she’d love to hear from you. To find out more about looking for work with Octopus, head to our Looking For Work? page.

Octopus Personnel is focused on equality and believes in the value of our diverse characteristics that make each one of us unique. We are committed to inclusive recruitment policies, where everyone is welcome to register.

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Contact details for this job

Agent Name: Sandra Smart

Telephone: 01747 825568


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