Purchasing Administrator


Ref: 467Monday 9 May 2022

£25000 per annum

The client are a manufacturer and supplier of components, products and systems to various industry sectors. They despatch to a global customer base and, due to continued confidence in the sectors they supply into, are seeking to recruit a Purchasing Administrator to their team.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will carry out administrative duties within the team.

Responsibilities / Job duties are as follows;

  • Creation of purchase orders on company MRP system
  • Expedition of purchase orders
  • Resolve any invoicing queries 
  • Develop and build strong relationships with suppliers
  • Liaise with other departments such as planning, quality and design to meet departmental needs
  • Investigate new sources of supply
  • Carry out data analysis on supplier performance levels


As an administration assistant you will need to hold the following skills and experience.

  • Have previous purchasing experience
  • Have a strong attention to detail and ability to assess and analyse information
  • Strong administration experience, computer literate and good Office skills (Word, Outlook etc)
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Able to prioritise workloads 
  • Able to identify "cost down" opportunities
  • Experience of SAP would be advantageous but not essential as training would be provided
  • Have a pleasant and professional manner


The client is based in Redditch so would be easily commutable from Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Worcester, Solihull, Droitwich, Alcester.

Benefits include;

Competitive holidays, pension, life insurance, medical plan, parking, friendly and supportive team/culture. 

The role is Days. 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday. Friday 7.30am to 1.30pm.

Please apply now to be considered for this position...

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