Purchasing Assistant

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This role is a great opportunity for someone to expand their procurement experience and take a critical role in supporting the growth of the business. Working alongside the Group Purchasing Manager and category managers this role will take on responsibility for monitoring supplier performance, contract administration, dealing with pricing enquiries from the sales team, monitoring stock levels and general purchasing administration.


  • Record and track customer and supplier contracts and monitor progress against contract
  • Respond to pricing enquiries from the sales team and secure required pricing from suppliers in a timely basis (cost pricing supplied on 90% of enquiries within 2 days of enquiry receipt)
  • Support technical with gathering the required documentation from potential and existing suppliers to comply with the company’s quality management system
  • Work in conjunction with the technical team to monitor supplier performance take any corrective actions agreed with the technical department and the Group Purchasing Manager
  • Identify alternative cost-effective sources of supply for the business that meet the company’s technical criteria
  • Monitor trends in customer enquiries to identify trends in demand and identify any gaps in the product range
  • Coordinate with Customer Service Advisors to gather feedback on pricing and samples supplied
  • Maintain the supplier database to allow easy identification of approved suppliers by product category
  • Develop and maintain standard price lists with suppliers where feasible to streamline the process of quotations
  • Work with Technical and Finance departments on new supplier setup
  • Ensure any price amendments from suppliers are captured and communicated to the Customer Service Advisors so customers can be informed on a timely basis of price changes
  • Capture product data sheets and marketing materials from suppliers helpful to promoting new and existing products. Ensure these materials are shared with the sales team
  • Monitor stock movement and levels and propose ordering decisions to ensure material availability while managing working capital
  • Highlight any stock concerns to the Commercial Manager and Group Purchasing Manager in a timely manner and suggest solutions

Requirements for potential candidates:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Energetic and motivated to work as part of a busy team
  • A positive “can-do” attitude and be keen to take on responsibility
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using MS Excel
  • You have confidence in your capability but also a willingness to learn and take on new challenges

Brusco Food Group offers an excellent opportunity to learn and develop in a growing business. We offer a competitive package and are keen to find people who align with our business values and mission.

JOB TITLE:               Purchasing Assistant

REPORTS TO:          Group Purchasing Manager

LOCATION:            Evesham, Worcestershire

CONTRACT:           Permanent 40 hours per week

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