020 7536 2345 sales@totaloffice.co.uk

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We are always looking for talented individuals to join our professional team.

Do you have a Totally Possible mindset?

We are always looking for experienced people within the office supplies sector. If you’re looking for a new challenge, and think that you could be a match for us, we’d love to hear from you.  

Fill in the form below with your name and contact details, along with a brief message highlighting what makes you a good fit for Total Office.

Recruiting now:

Purchasing Assistant


Full-time, office based | Salary range £23,000-£26,000pa

Basildon location | Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm


Due to continued growth within the business, we have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant to work alongside our Purchasing Manager.

The role

This will be a varied role covering all purchasing enquiries. Must be capable of working to deadlines and dealing with suppliers to find sustainable solutions for our client base. Purchasing background is preferred but not essential as full training will be provided.

Main responsibilities

  • Contacting suppliers
  • Purchasing stock
  • Monitor supplier cost pricing to ensure they are in line with the market
  • Spend time learning the products
  • Chasing deliveries with suppliers
  • Dealing with daily enquiries from the sales team
  • Manage minimum stock levels to meet the requirements of the customer base
  • Liaise with the warehouse on a daily basis about incoming/outgoing stock

Key skills

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office – word, excel is essential

Apply Today

Closing date for applications: 22nd May 2023

To apply, please email your CV to sian.barker@totaloffice.co.uk

Total Office
6 Carnival Park
Carnival Close
Essex SS14 3WN

020 7536 2345