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Purchasing Administrator - Ashburton - Devon

£18K plus bonus (up to 10%), pension, healthy living programme plus much more! - Purchasing and Supply Chain
Ref: 120 Date Posted: Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
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You'll be working with a great bunch of people providing support to the Deputy Purchasing Team Leader in all areas of their work, processing product and cost requests, placing orders, and working with sales team members to help them achieve their goals and ensure customer service levels are met. We can offer you a quick start, fab benefits, a healthy working environment, individual development with investment in training and the opportunity of a long term career path with our multi award-winning successful business.


  • Processing enquiries (indirectly) from customers in order to obtain pricing for products not already maintained on the product database. This includes but is not limited to: obtaining product and cost information; adding new products or pricing to the database; resolving pricing queries and product or supplier changes.
  • Day-to-day purchasing transactions with our suppliers. This includes but is not limited to; the timely and intelligent placing and progressing of purchase orders to both meet customer expectations and maximise profitability for the company.
  • The resolution of all issues relating to the delivery of products to customers.

Purchasing administrators have a shared responsibility (with the rest of the Product Management team) for:

  • Ensuring the accuracy of information regarding purchase costs and suppliers that is stored against the products. This includes but is not limited to: resolving pricing queries and product or supplier changes.
  • Fully analysing all information presented to ensure complete accuracy and relevancy.

The Person

  • Working in a high-pressured environment to deadlines and prioritising workflow.
  • Office based role, requiring concentration for long periods of time.
  • Accurate record keeping skills to deadlines.
  • Literacy skills are required including spelling, grammar and punctuation for emails and contracts.
  • Maths skills are required to determine pricing and discounts.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to build relationships with suppliers and colleagues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer focused.
  • Ambition to progress.

The Benefits

  • Employee development programme and education reimbursements.
  • Up to 10% company bonus.
  • Generous Pension.
  • Employee Healthy Living programme (use of a personal trainer, yoga mornings, table tennis in the summer months).
  • A fantastic social culture with regular company social events taking place throughout the year.
  • Free drinks and the occasional free lunch!
  • Counselling services for employee and direct family members.
  • Personal Legal and Financial Advice.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • 28 days holiday inclusive rising to 33 days.
  • Modern office with great facilities and free parking.

What makes us so special?

We are financially strong and very optimistic about the future. We ask our people to show a ‘can-do’ attitude and a commitment to continuous improvement, to demonstrate pride in our company and a passion for our work. We create a culture of excellence, so place a strong emphasis on individual development to keep our people motivated and our business moving. We're collaborators, committed to supporting each other so that we can all grow together.