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Purchasing Assistantref: TY41685
Sector Procurement
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London - City
Salary £20000 - 20000 / Year
A Japanese company in central London is currently recruiting purchasing Assistant.
In this role you will be responsible for processing quotations, negotiating conditions and placing orders to suppliers.
The role will suit someone who has previous procurement experience.
Understanding of Japanese culture and some Japanese-speaking skills will be advantageous.

TYPE: Permanent, full-time

WORKING HOURS: 9:00-17:00 from Monday to Friday, occasionally you will be required to work overtime and attend business meetings in UK and overseas

SALARY: £20K depending on experience, plus good benefits including private health insurance, private gym membership and an annual bonus


LOCATION: central London


• Processing requests for quotation (RFQ) received from their parent company and its group companies
• Sourcing suppliers and issuing RFQs
• Collecting/expediting supplier’s quotations on behalf of their office in Japan
• Evaluating and clarifying supplier’s quotations
• Negotiating with suppliers for best offer conditions
• Processing Purchase Orders (PO) from their office in Japan
• Placing orders to suppliers
• Post-order monitoring and expediting of suppliers, including attending meetings as necessary
• Coordinating shipments
• Troubleshooting and claims handling
• Obtaining shipping and payment documents from suppliers
• Processing IEL invoices for payment to their office in Japan
• Arranging necessary documentation for export/import of goods
• Confirmation of payment status
• Researching supplier’s credit status
• Conducting vendor surveys
• Market research
• Collection of purchasing information
• Services for IHI’s tenders
• Preparations for sales and purchase
• General Secretarial duties (hotel and travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, appointment scheduling etc.,) if requested by the senior management.
• Any other duties directed by the senior management from time to time

• Excellent English communication skills (mandatory)
• Daily conversation skill in Japanese (preferred)
• Previous procurement experience (preferred)
• Technical oriented background or engineering knowledge (preferred)
• Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point (essential)

** All applicants must have the right to work in the UK as the Company is not able to offer visa support.