Supply Chain Apprentice Assistant
The following provides an overview of the key responsibilities and tasks. This list is not exhaustive or exclusive, and you may be asked to carry out other appropriate duties within your role, and across the company.
- Chasing Overdue Purchase Orders
Chasing overdue purchase orders with suppliers, re-dating the system and effectively communicating delays to the wider business.
Dealing with queries / questions from suppliers. Scores tracked from a report called DDQ (delivery date quality).
- Obtaining Prices
Assisting the sales team by obtaining prices from suppliers. Contacting the supplier by phone or email with quantities and delivery timescales to obtain the best price. Feeding this information back to the sales team in a timely manner.
- Invoice Queries
Checking queries on invoices including wrong value, wrong quantity, wrong stock, goods not received etc. Contacting suppliers as necessary and investigating the issues. Providing corrected / approved checked invoices to Accounts within agreed timescales.
- Discontinued Stock Items
Informing sales team of discontinued items from orders, updating the product code on Nav, removing from purchase order, sourcing an alternative product if appropriate and checking outstanding Sales orders.
- Product Sourcing
Contacting suppliers to source special orders and none stock items. Identifying opportunities for cost saving within our current product portfolio.
- Ancillary Purchases e.g. Packaging and Stationery
Liaising with the warehouse on stock counts and placing packaging orders accordingly. Monitoring stationery usage and replenishing as needed.
- Maintaining Non Conformance Log
Collating details in relation to supplier/internal non conformance and chasing through resolutions accordingly in line with our ISO quality manual.
- Stock Control Duties
Working with our stock control supervisor to maintain accurate stock levels, performing stock checks and investigating discrepancies.
At Northgate Lighting, you will be working towards a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months!