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Procurement Assistant

Job Title: Procurement Assistant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
REF: JZFORCE_1634664273
Contact Name: Jianghui Zhang
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Job Title: Procurement Assistant

Location: Reading

We have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Assistant to join a leading technology company which is a leader in developing advanced optoelectronic devices for the next generation of communications networks and a proven track record of innovation over many years.

What you will do:

  • Assist the procurement manager to sort out supplier information.
  • Prioritising and taking action on incoming purchase requests; Liaising with internal stakeholders to review and clarify requirements.
  • Inputting data onto systems to raise purchase ordering.
  • Ensuring the timely delivery of goods or services purchased from suppliers by tracking order and confirm lead times, delivery dates and costs.
  • Resolving any scheduling difficulties, taking preventative action to avoid re-occurrence.
  • Liaison with finance department in identifying/resolving invoice discrepancies and system disputes.
  • Archive the recorded documents.
  • Deal with production delivery and sample delivery to HQ and affiliated company in oversea.
  • Upload the time-sheet for all permanent employees.
  • Offer other day to day administration support.

The ideal candidate:

  • Experience user in relevant office software and Information Management System. With ability to maintain the data in purchase ledger.
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy.
  • Good capability levels in analysis and interpretation of data, being able to draw qualitative conclusions.
  • Strong communication skills with the confidence to challenge business processes / information, where appropriate.
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders to ensure the right outcomes for both the organisation and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Able to interact at all levels within the company.
  • Supports company Health, Safety & Environmental policies within the company.
  • Professional approach internally and externally at all times.
  • Fluency in both English and Chinese (written and spoken).
  • Good command of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Good team spirit, open to a diverse workforce and a Chinese business culture.
  • Hands-on and can-do attitude.

How to apply:
Please send your CV to

Please note: The successful candidate must by the start of the employment have permission to work in the UK.

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