Internal Sales/Purchasing Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Halifax
  • £22,000.00 - £26,000.00 per year

Cogent Staffing

We are looking to recruit an internal Sales and Purchasing Assistant on a PERMANENT basis, you will be responsible for ensuring the customer’s needs are met throughout the process and assist in ensuring the smooth delivery of customer orders to UK and all locations overseas, cost effectively and in a timely way with the correct documentation.


Liaise with customers and ensure all relevant documents are raised and issued correctly, to enable goods to ship (via road, sea and air) efficiently and cleared through customs within time limits.
Compilation of individual shipping pack for each sales order
Creation of shipping documentation – raising commercial invoices and packing lists where appropriate
Raise insurance for shipments as required through insurance portal
Liaise with forwarders to ensure all documents are issued on time
Liaise with customers to check accuracy of documents
Complete export declaration if required
Ensure all documents are sent to customer via UPS on time for arrival of shipment
Issue Commercial invoice and clearance instructions for European shipments to selected forwarder on a weekly basis
Liaise closely with Sales Manager and Freight Administrator to ensure changes in shipping information are communicated effectively
Assists in other general duties when required


Highly organised and efficient in administration processes
Experience in Shipping/Export industry would be advantageous
Must be willing to learn and adapt well to different duties and expectations where required
Must be computer literate and able to communicate, read, write, and understand English clearly
Customer service experience in a n office environment would be beneficial


£22,000 – 26,000 DOE
Monday to Friday 8:00 – 17:00
Free car parking
Local eateries, transport links and fuel stations
Annual bonus, company events
Potential progression and opportunity to learn a new industry if you haven’t got specific experience in the export/purchasing industry

Cogent Staffing is an equal opportunities recruiter, and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation, or age.