Purchasing Apprentice

Recruiter
Pets Choice Ltd
Location
Lower Philips Road, Blackburn, BB1 5UD
Salary
£144.30 per week
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
11 Sep 2019
Ref
VAC001556580
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
Pets Choice is a leading pet food manufacturer whose industry knowledge spans over 135 years. Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, the Pets Choice portfolio of brands offers a variety of products for pets and wild animals under its brands; Webbox, TastyBone, Meatiful, Spike's World, Davies, and Vitakraft. Each brand offers a unique insight into animals from dogs to ducks and produces high-quality products that cater to a wide variety of consumer needs.

As a trusted partner, Pets Choice provide private label goods including extruded food, wet food and retorted trays, and baked fresh meat treats. The business also offers additional services such as packaging design, fulfilment and logistics.

With a broad range of capabilities and distribution channels worldwide, Pets Choice are proud to be a major supplier to the UK grocery, independents and pet speciality sectors.

Position Summary:

The position is working within the Procurement Department supporting the team, duties will include the following:

Accountabilities:
  • Processing purchase orders
  • Liaising with suppliers to confirm delivery dates
  • Producing stock and purchasing reports
  • Assisting in stock checks and reconciliation of stock
  • Maintaining of paperwork including purchase requisitions and delivery notes
  • Assisting with invoice queries
  • General administrative duties

Desired skills:
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Numerate, with good verbal and written communication skills
  • A high level of attention to detail Punctual and Reliable
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Keen to learn with a 'can do' attitude


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Desired skills:
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Numerate, with good verbal and written communication skills
  • A high level of attention to detail Punctual and Reliable
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Keen to learn with a 'can do' attitude


Personal qualities

  • Well presented
  • Polite
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable


Desired qualifications

Desired Qualifications:
  • A minimum of Grade C/4 at GCSE maths and English (or equivalents)
  • Intermediate level in MS Excel would be advantageous


Future prospects

  • Possible job with the company once completed if available


Things to consider

Mobility Requirements:

The role is office based, however there will be a requirement to regularly visit the warehouse and production sites to fulfil accountabilities.