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Purchasing Assistant (9 month fixed term contract)

Applications Close 31st July 2018

£19,337.50pa (pro-rata) + numerous other benefits

Story Contracting is growing and we now have a vacancy for a full-time Temporary Purchasing Assistant based at our Carlisle Office for a period of 9 months.

Reporting to a Buyer, you will organise the hiring of external Plant for our internal customers, liaising with suppliers and ensuring all orders are processed correctly.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Liaising with internal customers to establish exact requirements
  • Liaising with Hire Suppliers and being conscious of competence and levels of service
  • Raising purchase orders in a timely manner and handling invoice queries
  • Confirming delivery dates and advising of special requirements in view of transport/access
  • Logging and organising attendance to site in relation to damages/issues with plant
  • Sharing cross hired information with Story Plant in view of replacing cross hired plant with own equipment when available
  • Attending Planning/Pipeline meetings in order to set up a Procurement Schedule
  • Actively participating in Group Procurement.

You will need to have strong IT and organisational skills, be conscientious and driven, with experience of working in a fast-paced environment.
You must also have a personable manner, able to remain calm and professional at all times whilst dealing with internal clients and external suppliers.

Knowledge of large and small Plant machinery would be preferred; however, training will be given to the right candidate.

In return for your hard work and enthusiasm combined with a desire to make a real contribution, you will receive a salary of £19337.50pa and numerous other benefits including, cycle to work, childcare vouchers and national retail discounts.

Hours of work will be 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

I am looking forward to the future with Story Contracting and all the exciting new challenges ahead that the construction world brings.

– Daniel Hughes, Estimator



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Registered Office: Story Contracting Limited, Burgh Road Industrial Estate, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7NA

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