Entry Level
Purchasing Assistant
Arco

Salary: £17,800 plus bonus & benefits

Closing Date: Thursday, 6 August 2020

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Arco is currently recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant on a 1 Year Fixed Term Contract.

As a Purchasing Assistant you’ll provide a brilliant customer service by sourcing all non standard or bespoke materials which we don’t stock, by negotiating with vendors to ensure Arco received the best price and terms for our non standard materials, you’ll also:

  • Create and maintain electronic price lists
  • Ensure products sources are compliant and from ethical/suitable vendor partners
  • Respond efficiently and effectively to all queries from Sales teams


With a proven track record of delivering superb customer service, you will be competent at researching, sourcing and communicating with external Suppliers.  Have the ability to quickly develop excellent knowledge of Arco products, procedures and policies, in addition to our IT systems. Previous SAP experience would be an advantage and an Intermediate level of Excel, you can also offer:

  • experience in working to tight deadlines, while remaining calm under pressure
  • experience in negotiation would be an advantage
  • Computer literate on a variety of Software’s including Microsoft Office
  • A knowledge of Health & Safety Industries or having worked with Risk Assessments is an advantage


Our comprehensive benefits package includes:


• Competitive salary commensurate to candidate’s level of skill and experience
• Profit and performance related bonus scheme
• Competitive contributory pension scheme
• continuous professional learning and development
• holiday purchase scheme..

Arco is the UK’s leading safety company, with a core purpose to keep people safe at work. We distribute over 170,000 world-class, quality-assured products and training providing expert advice, helping to shape the safety world and make work a safer place. With a heritage spanning four generations, family values are important to us. We been awarded the title of Superbrand by the annual initiative to identify and celebrate the UK’s strongest consumer and business-to-business brands in Britain.

We are a family run business and all of our family have the ability to:
Think Customer: Deliver Our Numbers: Work Together: Make Things Happen: Open to Change: Effective Communication

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