Purchasing Apprentice – Castle Donington

We are a manufacturer of specialist hospital beds and manage over 25% of the UK’s acute bed and mattress fleet, working with more than 150 hospitals across the UK and Ireland.

Guided by our core values of Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, Commitment, Integrity and Trust, we believe that our people are what makes us great, which is why we offer a high level of support to ensure that employees are able to succeed. Our teams work closely together to support each other internally as well as providing a trusted service and partnership to our customers.

We are now looking for a Purchasing Apprentice to join us at our fully renovated Head Office in Castle Donington, with the potential of some hybrid working once trained.

Your Role :

As a Purchasing Apprentice, you will be based within our friendly Supply Chain team and provide much needed support to the department, supporting day-to-day sales order enquiries and projects if required.
Duties will include.

– Purchase order processing, including internal orders
– Taking ownership of deliveries into the business
– Deal with suppliers on order confirmations and any order changes
– Liaising with internal teams with regards order requirements and delivery timescales
– Liaising with suppliers to obtain part numbers, pricing, and lead times
– Taking ownership of warranty returns to suppliers
– Developing strong professional relationships with business suppliers
– Providing order cover/support to the team through holidays and sickness

Experience Required :

To be considered as a Purchasing Apprentice, you will need:

– GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above in Maths and English (or equivalent) are desirable
– Previous experience in an administration role would be desirable
– Customer facing experience is desirable
– The ability to work under own initiative, prioritise work and follow procedures
– Personable and articulate with a friendly but professional telephone manner
– Good IT skills, including email and MS Office systems
– The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form
– Keen eye for detail

Standard working hours are 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday, approx. 8.30am – 5pm, with flexible hybrid working available once trained

To apply for this role, please use the link below where you will be directed to our applicant tracking system: