Purchasing Administrator

4Sure Trailers Ltd
Corby, Northamptonshire
£14,625 to £16,575 pa
08 Jan 2018
22 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Purchasing Administrator - Corby - £14,625 to £16,575 pa 

What we offer: 

  • Great working environment joining a vibrant workforce
  • Every day will be varied and interesting
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Excellent training
  • Competitive salary package, flexi hours based on a 37.5hr week
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Growing business, first class products, young and progressive management
  • Varied role as part of a small (fast expanding) business team
  • Pension 


The ideal Purchasing Administrator: 

  • Excellent numerical, written and spoken communication skills
  • Friendly and welcoming manner face to face and when on the telephone
  • Ability to plan and order materials relevant to the workload coming up, focusing on key priorities
  • Good negotiator
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Can use Microsoft Excel and Word adequately
  • Open and honest – even when things go wrong
  • Positive attitude and willing to solve problems
  • Great administration skills 

The responsibilities of a Purchasing Administrator: 

  • Communicate and negotiate effectively with suppliers, build strong relationships with the target of reducing company purchasing costs by 10%
  • Ensure goods are delivered ‘just-in-time’ for when our manufacturing team need to use them
  • Some purchase and sales ledger duties – raising & progressing orders with suppliers / comparing delivery note to invoice / raising invoices to be sent to customers
  • Update the company stock database on an on-going basis
  • Initial person to answer the telephone for customers and suppliers
  • General administration related to purchasing
  • This role requires you to provide support for the day to day administration and office duties working directly with the office manager.
  • We work with a small number of clients on big projects to deliver exactly what they designed, it is important that you can be flexible where required to suit the needs of the business.
  • Whilst your main role will be measured on your ability to perform as a purchasing administrator, you would be the initial point of contact in terms of answering the phone which would be a small part of your daily process. 


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