Purchasing Assistant

Posted 29 February 2024
Salary £14.00 - £14.30 per hour
Job type Contract - Inside of IR35
Discipline Operations
Contact NameEsther Sapsted

Job description

Purchasing Assistant - Kintore - 6-month Contract with possibility of going permanent - £14.30 ph -

Our client, a multinational energy company, based in Kintore, is currently hiring a Purchasing Assistant to join the team who will report to the Lead Buyer.


  • Support Eastern Hemisphere purchasing team with all purchasing activities.
  • Monitor and expedite late Purchase and Works Orders.
  • Support with the resolution of invoices pending payment in a timely manner, by performing detailed analysis to identify root cause of issue prohibiting invoice payment.
  • Review Traceability Number requests and issue numbers to suppliers.
  • Review tender requests and present information to Buyers with recommended order placement.
  • Proactively monitor supplier performance and develop vendors to improve on-time delivery, product quality and reduce lead-times.
  • Assist inventory control, when required, with any queries in goods receiving.
  • Update procedures, work instructions and manuals as per requirements.


  • Working knowledge manufacturing environment, inventory management, or planning environment.
  • Knowledge of Lean & Operational Excellence
  • Working knowledge of the Oil and Gas in a relevant field
  • Proficient IT skills including MS Word, MS Excel and Other MS Office Applications.
  • Experience in presenting to cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of Lean & Operational Excellence
  • Knowledge of tools, concepts and methodologies of QA
  • Continuous Improvement Techniques
  • ERP knowledge such as Syteline.

This is a full time 6 month contract role, fully office based in Kintore, with a possibility to extend and/or become permanent (although it cannot be guaranteed).
Hours: flexible start/end - Mon-Fri start 07.30-09.30, finish 16.30-18.30 & Fri start 08.00, finish 12.30 (if reached 37.5 hrs/week).
Please apply online to be considered.