Purchasing Assistant

Posted 05 July 2024
Salary £24,887.91
Job Type Full Time
Business Area Norse Group Support Services

Job description

Purchasing Assistant – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

£24,887.91 per annum

Norse Group is a multi-disciplined service provider to a growing number of public and private sector clients, operating through a number of different partnerships and delivering expertise across commercial, care and property consulting.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant to join our Procurement Team on a 12 month fixed term contract, covering maternity leave. You will be required to work 37 hours per week from our Head Office in Norwich.

As Purchasing Assistant, you will provide administrative support to the team assisting with procurement processes, systems and resources that help the business continue to grow and meet our succession plans.

You will also be responsible for: 

  • Assisting with the management of the supply base, maintaining, and developing the Supplier Management Systems
  • Managing the correspondence and documents the team processes
  • Arranging key meetings and appointments, and producing schedules and recording minutes for them
  • Understanding and inputting data to create and maintain presentations and databases

Your Experience 

Our successful candidate will have previous administration experience working within a busy office environment alongside:

  • Grade C or above (New System 5 or above) GCSE’s (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • Excellent IT skills with experience in Microsoft Office packages, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • A clear communication style with an outstanding ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong time management and organisational skills

We are keen to offer personal growth and development for the right candidate through a supportive and knowledgeable environment.

Our Offer 

We strive to provide a professional and challenging environment that will enable your own personal development alongside:

  • 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Excellent opportunities for growth and career progression in a large organisation
  • 8-week sickness pay scheme + Stat NEST Pension
  • On-site free parking

We are committed to employment practices and behaviours which encourage diversity, promote equality of treatment and eliminate unlawful and or unfair discrimination. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful and will not be progressed to the next stage.