Supply Chain

Purchasing Assistant


Portchester, United Kingdom


Experienced Level


Full time



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Job Description

Do you want to join our Geo-data revolution? Fugro’s global reach and unique know-how will put the world at your fingertips. Our love of exploration and technical expertise help us to provide our clients with invaluable insights. We source and make sense of the most relevant Geo-data for their needs, so they can design, build, and operate their assets more safely, sustainably, and efficiently. But we’re always looking for new talent to take the next step with us. For bright minds who enjoy meaningful work and want to push our pioneering spirit further. For individuals who can take the initiative but work well within a team.

The role

As a Purchasing Assistant, you will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Purchasing team and will be required to create communicative and collaborative working relationships with others in the department by assisting in all purchasing activities using the ERP system and be involved with performing some initial purchasing activities and training within the department to further their career and will be an integral member of the team. This is a development position for someone interested in pursuing a career in Purchasing.

You will also review, upload, and amend requests from the business for goods and services, sent in via the ticket desk and other channels. You will monitor, update and expediate all RFQ’s, Requisitions and POs deadlines and maintain all relevant purchasing documents within the area of responsibility and support Purchasers in their day-to-day duties whilst having effective communication with internal departments, stakeholders, and vendors. Additionally, you will also monitor and follow up on timeous receipting of POs and secure POD’s to facilitate audit trail requirements, secure invoice back up to substantiate invoice payments.

Who we’re looking for:

Whilst previous Purchasing experience isn’t required, you will need to be proactive and motivated, with excellent organisational, communication and prioritisation skills.

The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team are key. You will also need to work with accuracy and to tight deadlines.

Previous administration experience would be desirable.

What we offer:

Fugro provides a positive work environment as well as projects that will satisfy the most curious minds. We also offer great opportunities to stretch and develop yourself. By giving you the freedom to grow faster, we think you’ll be able to do what you do best, better. Which should help us to find fresh ways to get to know the earth better. We encourage you to be yourself at Fugro. So, bring your energy and enthusiasm, your keen eye and can-do attitude. But bring your questions and opinions too. Because to be the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, we need the strength in depth that comes from a diverse, driven team.

  • An interesting and challenging job with a supportive and dynamic team.

  • Career progression and opportunities within Fugro.

  • Full or part time position considered.

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.

  • Competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme, life assurance and private medical insurance.

  • Flexible working hours and the potential to work 2 days a week from home in accordance with your manager and corporate policies.

  • 24 days annual leave.

  • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave.

  • Free parking.

  • Option to lease an electric car.

Our view on diversity, equity and inclusion

At Fugro, our people are our superpower. Their variety of viewpoints, experiences, knowledge and talents give us collective strength. Distinctive beliefs and diverse backgrounds are therefore welcome, but discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behaviour and unfair treatment are not. Everybody is to be well-supported and treated fairly. And everyone must be valued and have their voice heard. Crucially, we believe that getting this right brings a sense of belonging, of safety and acceptance, that makes us feel more connected to Fugro’s purpose ‘together create a safe and liveable world’ – and to each other.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**