Purchasing Assistant - Raw Materials (Chemical Manufacturing)

Job Title: Purchasing Assistant - Raw Materials (Chemical Manufacturing)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Competitive Contractual Benefits
Reference: J912483_1646058232
Contact Name: Kelly Newell
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 28, 2022 14:23

Job Description

Purchasing Assistant (Chemical Manufacturing)

£25,000 - £30,000 + FANTASTIC Contractual Benefits


Ellesmere Port

Hybrid working role

Are you an experienced Purchasing Assistant? Are you CIPS qualified or working towards your CIPS qualification? Do you want to work for a global leading chemical manufacturing business who have '2nd to none' competitive contractual benefits?

If the answer is YES, this is definitely your next role!!

Our client is a global speciality chemicals company focused on bringing innovative new technologies to market combined with a fast and responsive service. They serve a range of industries across the world, bringing our products to customers in markets from oilfields, fuels, refineries and power stations to personal care and performance chemicals.

Their global team of approximately 2,000 employees spans 24 countries, applying their extensive experience and market understanding to customers' local needs. Integrating our global footprint with local service capability enables us to supply quality products that meet and anticipate changing market dynamics

As our new Purchasing Assistant within the Raw Materials Purchasing Department, you key responsibilities will be:

  • Collate and monitor forecast demand of raw materials, and issue to suppliers.
  • Supplier performance monitoring.
  • Timely investigation and resolution of supplier complaints, and trend analysis.
  • Work with Supply Chain to resolve any purchase order processing issues.
  • Work with Accounts Payable to ensure prompt resolution of supplier invoice price queries.
  • AX updates, including;

Vendor set-up/modification

Trade Agreement management

Item set up

ISO certificate upload/maintenance

  • Take responsibility for ensuring accurate and timely updates of raw material prices for the quarterly Standard Cost updates
  • Conduct a bi-annual accessorial cost review for the Standard cost process
  • Manage the Ecovadis system on behalf of the Global Purchasing Team
  • Risk Management;

Issuing quarterly templates to suppliers to confirm latest position

Updating the risk matrix based on responses received

Managing the document and ensuring it is updated on a regular basis.

  • Liaising with raw material suppliers to agree to Audit scheduling according to the agreed annual audit programme.
  • Data gathering and analysis as appropriate for:


Business Team meetings

S&OP meetings

Supplier meetings/negotiations

  • Compliance screening of vendors
  • Provide support to the UK Raw Materials Purchasing Team as required.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders.

As our successful Purchasing Assistant, you will possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and multi task.
  • Good analytical and reporting skills.
  • Flexible, pragmatic, independent and deadline focused.
  • High level IT skills, especially within Excel.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics. As an organisation, they are committed to ensuring that theirs is a great company to work for and invest significantly in the development of their employees to meet their ambition.

We're offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

25 days holidays + bank holidays (increases to 28 days after 5 years)

Pension scheme

Sharesave scheme

Private health care (AXA)

Performance bonuses

Death in service (6x salary)

Working arrangements:

37.5 hours per week

Core hours 10am - 3pm

1 working from home day per week

To Apply

Please click the link.

We very much look forward to speaking to you.



Kelly Newell

Manufacturing Divisional Manager


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