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Purchasing Administrator

Location:Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Salary:GBP18000 - 19000 per Annum
Benefits:28 days holiday plus pension
Job Ref: BRCA000030
Posted: 07/07/2020
Job Description



  1. Do you have excellent order entry experience?
  2. Have you got experience of raising and checking PO numbers?
  3. Do you have exemplary customer service skills?

If “Yes” then read on!

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Purchasing Administrator to join this expanding Scientific Company based in the heart of Sheffield.

This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work in an innovative environment where your customer service skills and order entry ability will be put to great use!

Offering a salary of £18,000 to £19,000 per annum, working in a small Head Office function team.


Working closely with another colleague you will have responsibility for the administration and expedition of the purchases of consumables for 3rd party products – full training will be provided.

Key duties will include:

  • Creating and submitting purchase orders to vendors based on the purchasing demand
  • Following up on all submitted PO’s that are nearing expected delivery date and keeping the databased updated with accurate promise dates.
  • The receipt of purchase orders onto the system once they have been delivered and checked
  • Using your keen attention to detail to ensure pricing, part numbers and lead times are kept up to date on the database
  • Ensuring the system is updated with price changes for all vendor items
  • Manage discrepancies and/or complaints regarding defective products received from the vendors
  • Creating of working relationships with vendors for best pricing/discount structures/lead times
  • Identifying suppliers for new items
  • Ensure back-up suppliers with comparable or better pricing for critical items
  • Monitor the supplier performance
  • Communication with the management team to set and adjust reorder points to ensure appropriate stocking levels are maintained.
  • Monitoring supplier portals daily for new customer orders, add items to GP if needed, and coordinate order entry, purchasing and shipment of products
  • Manage other clerical duties and special projects
  • General administration including the printing of invoices, filing of paperwork and updating of the system

If this sounds like you then apply now!  CV’s  will be submitted to the client this week and interviews are being arranged for next week!