UC-04 Purchasing Assistant Apprentice at Northern Industrial Electronics Limited based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code UC-04
Hours Per Week 39 hours per week, Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed by employer
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Job Description

Brief Overview

Assisting the Purchasing Managing in negotiating and acquiring the best quality and best priced equipment from across the globe.

Vacancy Description

Duties will include:

Managing supplier relations & identifying potential new suppliers

Source new stock & replenishing current lines

Dealing with enquiries from the sales department, and assisting with export and import-related issues

Contacting suppliers for product availability, lead times and prices

Using Negotiation and decision making skill to source the best quality products with the best prices and lead times

Generating offers based on customer supplied information

Issuing and expediting purchase orders

Sourcing specific parts for customers require based on the customers' specific requirements

Assisting the purchasing manager with the acquisition of useful and relevant stock

Liaising with other departments on a daily basis including Engineering Sales Team Warehouse and Accounts

Working in a High pressure fast paced environment making quick decisions

Pricing stock using market trends and available information

Person Specification

Desirable Skills

  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to use online auction platforms, such as eBay

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to be trained and developed
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Well presented, polite and well spoken
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable


GCSE A-C in English, maths and Science or equivalents

Future Prospects

  • Possibility of full time employment once apprenticeship is complete
  • Ability to grow and progress career and continue studies of desired

Things to consider

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.


Other Information

Apprenticeship; Advanced Apprenticeship or Higher Apprenticeship

Higher Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

24 months

Training to be Provided

Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 Procurement & Supply


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500





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