Purchasing Assistant

Purchasing Assistant 

Full time - 40 hours per week.

Salary - £17,000 - £19,000 dependant on experience.

Job Description:

Gin Festival is a forward thinking and rapidly growing events, e-commerce and a subscription box company. We are a fast moving growing company offering an exciting new position within our small accounts team.

If you are looking for a challenging role that works closely with all the teams within the company and are ready for a busy and buzzing work environment, this is the job for you.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Ordering of materials, supplies, and/or equipment including the follow through with vendors on shipment and delivery.

  • Select vendors, place orders, and arrange for service contract if applicable.

  • Follow up on orders to ensure that materials are shipped and delivered on promised dates.

  • Maintain records and follow-up files of purchases, shipments, and related matters.

  • Maintain files of descriptions of available supplies.

  • Inspect products received for quality and quantity to ensure adherence to specifications if necessary.

  • Performs other related job duties as required.

  • Ability and confidence to negotiate prices.

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Good organisation skills with a keen eye for detail.

  • Good communicator.

  • Outgoing and approachable with the ability to build a good rapport with suppliers and colleagues.

  • Excellent IT skills.

  • Knowledge of accounting software.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • At least 2 years experience in an accounting office.

  • Strong computer skills with the ability to pick things up quickly and efficiently.

  • 2 years proven purchasing experience.

You may be required to work overtime in busy periods.