Production and Purchasing Assistant

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Thame, Oxfordshire
Hours per week
40 hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Via MS Teams
£21,000 - £23,000 DOE
Summary of vacancy

When you join SUEZ WPS, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management.

You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.

About the role

About the role

Providing support and assistance to Production, Purchasing & Logistics to meet the demands of the business and to increase profitability.

What will I be doing?

  • Raising and amending purchase orders.
  • Chasing purchase order acknowledgements/due dates and reporting any that do not meet the requirements of the business.
  • Chasing late deliveries and reporting any that do not meet the requirements of the business.
  • Raising and processing works orders.
  • Preparing job packs including printing serial and packing labels.
  • Printing product and hazard labels.
  • Stock adjustments.
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with suppliers and colleagues at all levels.
  • Administration for the supplier rejects, goods in inspection and other relevant processes.
  • Working with Operations Manager to ensure successful and efficient stock take (quarterly and year end).
  • Ensuring information in ERP system is kept up to date.
  • Running and reviewing reports as required.
  • Editing, printing and binding manuals.
  • Liaison with couriers/freight forwarders, booking export/import shipments and preparing shipping documents.
  • Requesting export documentation from Chamber of Commerce.
  • Working with Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers to ensure DGN logistics documentation is produced correctly.
  • Monitoring stationery levels and ordering items when required.
  • Booking plant maintenance and repairs with contractors and keeping maintenance schedule up to date.
  • Ensure Company's Health & Safety, Security, Environmental and Quality Strategies, Policies and Objectives are adhered to and report any deficiencies to your Line Manager

What are the requirements?

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in an administration role.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, with minimal supervision.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise.

Who we are

At SUEZ WPS the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the globe is at the heart of everything we do. Respect – acting ethically and with integrity – is one of our core values. We’re passionate about the environment and believe in protecting our world. Over 90,000 likeminded people worldwide makes for an incredible team, where collaboration and trust are part of the way we work. With true team spirit, we can give our customers a standard of service that goes above and beyond and ensure that our local communities have access to essential water and waste services.

We thank our people for all they do with development opportunities, wide-ranging benefits and rewards that reflect their hard work. In a friendly, supportive environment, you’ll be inspired to grow and play your part in creating a better future for all. 


Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.