Purchasing Assistant – 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 believe that our people are what makes us great, we will invest in training and development as well as provide excellent rewards for hard work.

The Role :

As a Trainee Purchasing Assistant, you will undertake a range of activities to support our supply chain and procurement team.

Specifically, you will process purchase orders and manage facilities, site and factory orders across a range of order systems, including our MRP system.

Providing excellent administrative support, you will manage day-to-day supply chain enquiries, liaise with internal teams regarding order requirements and manage deliveries.

Additionally,  you will:

  • Provide support on cost saving activities
  • Liaise with suppliers to report corrective action
  • Resolve failed or damaged deliveries

Experience needed :

To join us as a  Purchasing Assistant you will need:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a fast-paced purchasing environment
  • The ability to deal with high product volumes and remain calm under pressure
  • A methodical and logical approach
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to nurture and build strong relationships, both internally and externally

Standard working hours are 37.5 per week Mon-Fri with potentially some 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: