Purchasing Assistant
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
£30k per year + Benefits

Purchasing Assistant
Milton Keynes

Are you passionate about fashion and ready to play a crucial role in the fast-paced world of luxury fashion?

As a Purchasing Assistant, you'll be at the heart of the operation, managing data flow, and facilitating communication between prestigious brands and vendors. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high-growth, fashion-conscious environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Enter bulk purchase orders and send POs and UPCs to the appropriate vendors.
  • Ensure accuracy in prices and ex-factory dates to align with Order Inquiries.
  • Split purchase order quantities between different shipment modes as required.
  • Update and review all data, especially vendor delivery dates and shipment status from vendor WIPs.
  • Enter shipment details and promptly report discrepancies to the Production Manager and distributors.
  • Assist the Production Manager with preparing Order Inquiries and PO entry.
  • Collaborate with the Production Manager to follow up with vendors on PO tracking, identifying delivery risks, monitoring production status, and tracking shipment status.
  • Work with distributors to confirm ship modes and create necessary documents such as commercial invoices and packing lists.
  • Maintain new product and style information, including UPC, HS Codes, duty rates, etc.
  • Understand and update the Production Calendar for assigned product categories and styles, communicating this information to internal teams.
  • Act as the point person for any factory queries related to UK/EU or Distributor POs.
  • Collaborate with the warehouse teams in the UK and EU, providing alerts for shipments en route to either location.


  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications, especially Microsoft Excel, with strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to an entrepreneurial environment, respond to changes quickly, and thrive in a dynamic setting.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills with a focus on achieving positive results.
  • Self-motivated and capable of building effective relationships with cross-functional teams.

Apply now or contact [email protected] for more information (07946 392184).

Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton s leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance, IT, Sales & Digital Marketing divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit www.ascendantrecruitment.co.uk

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