Purchasing Assistant

Part time, up to 20 hours a week, 6 month fixed term contract, flexible location wise

It’s an exciting time in the Finance Purchasing Team. They are in the process of introducing a new system and in the lead up to this, require some additional support to help coordinate the purchasing cycle and administration, for a period of 6 months.

We are looking for someone who has great reconciliation skills, having worked in a purchasing/finance function previously, has a good working knowledge of MS office products and enjoys working in a fast paced team.

Basic double entry book-keeping knowledge and/or knowledge of HMRC regulations are advantageous.


  • Ensure all purchasing requests are processed and recorded in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately in accordance with company policy and accepted accountancy practices.
  • Ensure that service level agreements are followed and maintained.
  • Maintain budget information sheets to check and identify in/out of budget spend.
  • Work alongside Bought Ledger Team to resolve issues relating to unmatched or outstanding Purchase Orders.
  • Respond to enquiries from suppliers and the business in a timely manner and undertake relevant actions that may derive from those enquiries.
  • Be responsible for allocated areas of the business and provide weekly details of Invoices/PO’s awaiting approval.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Purchasing Team Technical Lead, Finance Ledgers Manager, or Financial Controller.

Additionally we expect you to be able to demonstrate;

  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to communicate at all levels effectively both verbally and in writing
  • The ability to multitask and work to strict deadlines, with great attention to detail
  • Confidentiality
  • The ability to work well in a team setting but also independently

Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.

Job Information

Job Reference: 60006539_1644247671
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Insurance
Job Locations: Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
Job Types: Contract
Job Skills: Hastings Direct
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