Purchasing Administrator

Kinetic Office Recruitment
18000.00 GBP Annual
13 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Administrator / Trainee Purchaser


  • Our creative client is well established, expanding and friendly. They are experts in their field who truly value their staff. They are looking for an enthusiastic Procurement Administrator / Junior Purchaser to join their team
  • This varied role's main responsibilities are to support the procurement team and the general business in procurement administration tasks and company travel requirements.
  • There will be opportunities to learn wider purchasing tasks and manage a select product portfolio


  • Purchasing of a creative IT software product portfolio in conjunction with the software product manager, ensuring that licenses are delivered accurately and in a timely manner and that issues are resolved effectively.
  • Work with the supply chain to manage lead times, back orders and supply issues.
  • Process requests for company travel, hotel bookings and hire cars as well as ad-hoc requests
  • Processing and uploading supplier price lists to ensure that the ERP system pricing is up to date and accurate.
  • Respond to product and order queries from the sales team in a timely and courteous manner, creating new product Item codes in the ERP system.
  • Manage exceptions in the form of items on back order, out of date pricing etc.
  • Manage the purchasing team shared email box to ensure that communication flows around the business are effective.
  • Assist the Apple team with Apple specific administration support.
  • Assisting the wider purchasing and product management team with cover and assistance as required.

Key Requirements

  • One years' experience in a business environment, preferably with procurement responsibilities but will consider candidates working in administration or customer facing roles looking to move in to procurement or the IT industry
  • Understanding of IT industry or fast moving consumer or manufacturing environment would be advantageous
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills at all levels.
  • Commercial acumen, ability to analyse data to make and justify decisions.
  • IT skills with the ability to learn new systems quickly, MS Office experience is essential, working knowledge of Excel preferred.
  • Ability to quickly learn and retain knowledge with regards to products and processes.
  • Knowledge and interest in PC or Apple products will be beneficial
  • A desire to provide great customer service.
  • Hard working, structured and organized with an excellent eye for detail.
  • Ability to 'think outside the box' to offer achievable solutions under pressure.

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