Purchasing Administrator

Location Ballynahinch, County Down
Job type Permanent
Salary car park, pension
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Gabriel Hamill
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Job description

Based in Ballynahinch, our client is a long established and successful contract manufacturer to the Electronics Manufacturing Sector (EMS), serving sectors as diverse as Aerospace and Defence to Renewable Energy.

We have a requirement for a Purchasing Administrator to join the team.

Job Description

Job Title: Purchasing Administrator

Reporting To: Purchasing Manager

This post requires a dynamic, confident, self-motivated individual to assist with the administration functions of the company within the Purchasing Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the rest of the Purchasing team and with other departments to improve processes and drive efficiency
  • Progressing orders with suppliers and maintaining computer based records
  • Raising purchase requisitions and purchase orders on suppliers
  • Liaising with suppliers and internal departments
  • Maintenance of supplier schedules in line with MRP and manufacturing requirements
  • Summary reporting using Excel
  • Data collection with respect to RoHS status, conflict materials and other customer / legislative requirements
  • Other duties as required

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • At least 5 GCSEs or equivalent grade A-C including English and Maths

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong drive for results
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work proactively and on own initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, planning and organisational abilities
  • Curiosity to figure out how processes work and can be improved
  • Confident
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise in a constantly changing environment
  • Team player
  • Be willing to work flexibly to meet the requirements of the post
  • Computer literate and demonstrate competence on MS Excel and Word

Desirable Criteria

3rd Level Qualification

  • Experience of working in a Purchasing Department would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of SAGE would also be an advantage

Hours of Work

Your contracted hours of work are 39 hours per week; however, you will be expected to work the hours deemed necessary to fulfil the job requirements. Hours as follows;

Mon - Thursday 8am to 5pm

Fri 8am to 1pm

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