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Purchasing Manager

Our client is seeking to appoint an experienced Purchasing Manager to join their small team! This is fantastic opportunity to join a busy, independent organisation where you will enjoy a varied role and have exceptional communication skills!

Location: Nottingham

Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 per annum

Hours: Full time, Mon - Fri


  • Material Planning
  • Production Planning / Control
  • Inventory Management / Bills of Materials
  • Supplier Scheduling
  • Demand Planning
  • Data Reporting, Interpretation and Trending (Excel)
  • Sending purchase orders to suppliers & following up to update on lead times
  • Updating bespoke front office system for all purchases, including booking in of stock & allocation to customers’ orders
  • Overseeing all paperwork & ensuring procedures are adhered to for all purchases
  • Responsible for reconciling stock & performing stock takes
  • Updating other areas of the business on the purchase status of orders


  • Experience in a similar role is essential
  • Must have a good level of excel skills
  • Good communicator
  • Good knowledge of purchasing/front office integrated IT systems

Purchasing Administrator

Purchasing Administrator

NG2, accessible via Public Transport 

£23,000 - £25,000 per annum, DOE

Full time, permanent 

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Liaising with suppliers and transport providers to book , re-schedule and monitor loading
  • Producing purchase orders, and ensuring all legally required documentation is received, correctly completed and stored
  • Efficiently respond to queries raised by suppliers, or reports issued by China office
  • Checking documentation for accuracy
  • Building good relations with all supplier contacts through written and verbal communication, and occasional face-to-face meetings
  • Providing clear and detailed instructions on re-charging costs and resolving supplier invoice queries

Essential competencies:

  • Strong computer skills, with a focus on speed and a high-level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload in accordance with commercial demands
  • Good inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Good problem-solving skills, and a willingness to fully investigate problems to a resolution
  • Excellent customer service skills, for both internal and external customers
  • Cost conscious in general business costs, and additional costs incurred due to logistical issues



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