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Purchasing Assistant

Watford, Hertfordshire
£18,000 to £24,000
Job Type
2 Sep 2022


Peerless-AV is Europe s leading digital signage manufacturer, and as a business we provide Digital Signage and AV mounting solutions across range of vertical markets via our channel partners. Our European HQ is based in Watford, Hertfordshire and from here we supply customers in the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.


A vacancy has arisen within our organisation for a Purchasing Assistant based at our HQ in Watford Hertfordshire.

The successful applicant will help support all areas of the purchasing and logistics function and will be required to deliver a timely and accurate service to both internal stakeholders and customers.

The role would be suited to someone who is self-motivated, methodical, and flexible in their approach to work whilst demonstrating attention to detail, an ability to multitask and excellent communication skills (written & Verbal). You should be someone who enjoys working as a team in a fast-paced, process driven environment. The position reports to the Purchasing Manager who in turn reports to the Operations Director.

Due to the nature of the role, there may be the requirement for out of hours support on occasion.

During the probationary period the successful candidate will be required to work from the office 5-days per week and therefore must live within a commutable distance of our office in Watford, Hertfordshire (circa no more than 45 mins). Upon successful completion of the probationary period there may be the opportunity to work one day per week from home but this will depend on the needs of the business.


  • Create and maintain Purchase order data
  • Monitor shipping dates through a tracking tool, make required updates in the system
  • Create and close production orders (shop orders) - Manage the priority workflow with the Warehouse
  • Request lead times and any other information required by internal sales teams / finance department
  • Create transport tasks
  • Provide pack lists and information to the warehouses
  • Assist with product inspections and the QA4 process
  • Provide all admin support required for the purchasing department
  • Occasional hands-on work within the Warehouse


  • Ability to multitask
  • Fast learner
  • Flexible approach
  • High attention to detail
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Team player
  • Be Able to use Excel and Microsoft word to a reasonable level


  • Experience within a purchasing role would be good but not essential
  • CIPS Qualification/s
  • Experience of ERP software such as IFS, SAP, and Oracle


  • Be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 2:1 (or equivalent)
  • Have a grade C/4 or above in Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent)
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  • Job Reference: 702710938-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Small Distribution Company
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £18,000 to £24,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent