Purchasing Assistant

Advertised on : 05 Jun 2018 | Closing date : 03 Sep 2018

  Job Reference : 10075

Purchasing Assistant


Contract Type




£24,000 to £29,000 depending on experience


Job profile

My client, a highly prestigious company are looking for purchasing assistant with a real passion for oriental foods.


Main responsibilities

·         Check shipping line freight rates monthly, negotiating competitive prices and also verifying correct rates with each container.

·         Obtain and check necessary shipping documents from suppliers for forthcoming purchase orders.

·         Provide shipping documents to forwarders, no later than 2 weeks before ETA.

·         Receive container schedule from forwarders, update SAP accordingly.

·         Update SAP with accurate shipping details such as quantity loaded and BBD.

·         Get the bills of exchange signed by directors and send them back to the bank

·         Issue Cost Work Sheet

·         Input landed cost and AP invoice into SAP

·         Report to buyers if extra charges have occurred, such as rent or exam fee.

·         File the paperwork (purchase orders, shipping documents, delivery notes, etc)

·         Apply rice and flour licence.

·         Raise payment request forms for each PO.

·         Post samples to suppliers.


Key Contacts External:


All suppliers

Forwarding Agents

Port Health


Who we are looking for

·         Bachelor degree

·         Excel, Word, SAP.

·         Native English. Second language such as Japanese, Korea or Chinese is an advantage.

·         Experience in shipping lines or forwarding agencies, such as Maersk, Evergreen, DSV, DB Schenker is an advantage.

·         Work experience in Importing & Exporting is an advantage

·         Work experience in HMRC, Port Health, is an advantage.



North London


Functional Areas : Trading & SCM;Procurement, Purchasing & Sourcing
Type of Employment : Permanent
Work Location : (London)

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