Purchasing Administrator

  • Location: North West
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Discipline: Office Services
  • Posted: 6 June 2024
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Mpeople Recruitment are excited to be recruiting for a Purchasing Administrator to join a well-established and reputable organisation based in Oldham.

Hours: Flexible working

Earliest start: 7:45am and earliest finish 4:15

Latest start: 9:00 – and lasts finish 5:30

Salary: £30,000 plus annual bonus

Location: Oldham

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Purchasing Administrator will support each stage of the purchasing process in order to meet the needs of the business. The key driver is to satisfy the needs of our customer consistently.

Key  responsibilities:

  • To process purchase orders accurately and in a timely manner, adhering to Company policies and procedures.
  • To maintain effective communication with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials and resolve any issues or discrepancies.
  • To assist in sourcing new suppliers and obtaining competitive quotations for goods and services.
  • To monitor inventory levels and collaborate with suppliers to optimize stock levels while minimizing stockouts.
  • To consolidate shipments to keep freight costs to a minimum and support departmental efficiencies.
  • To maintain accurate records of purchases, pricing, and inventory using Company systems or software.
  • To coordinate with internal stakeholders, such as Production and Finance departments, to facilitate procurement activities and address any related concerns.
  • To assist in analysing purchasing data and trends to identify opportunities for cost savings or process improvements.
  • Perform daily general office tasks as required


Key skills required:

  • Strong organization skills with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good multitasking skills and ability to problem solve.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including
    • the ability to write clear, concise emails
    • Excellent telephone manner
  • Commercial awareness  
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Please note that Mpeople cannot respond to all applicants due to the high volumes of CV's received on a daily basis. Should you not receive a response within 5 working days please accept that on this occasion your application hasn’t been successful. Mpeople wishes you all the best in your job search.


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