[UK] Purchasing Assistant – 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Job Title: Purchasing Assistant – 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Peterborough

Position this role reports to: Procurement Manager

Job Purpose:

  • To provide administrative support to the commodity spend category – raw materials and MRO distribution items


  • Previous purchasing experience in a make to order/engineering biased industry would be preferred, but not essential

The Job (Main Duties):

  • To purchase raw materials and MRO distribution items to meet the manufacturing schedule needs of the business, at the correct cost and quality
  • To liaise with, and take direction from, the Commodities Buyer
  • To effectively manage and action the purchase order schedules, expediting, invoice query functions for the spend category and the suppliers designated
  • Telephone contact with suppliers to query shortages/excesses on delivery or receipt of incorrect items

Completion of largely administrative tasks within Procurement, specifically:

  • To assist progressing, updating business system and report into “whiteboard” meetings
  • To assist with raising orders for sub contract and general purchases at times of excess load
  • To distribute drawings to suppliers as required
  • To be part of an admin ‘pool’ with other departments’ admin staff, to provide cover in other areas
  • To be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety policies and procedures

Candidate Profile (Experience, Skills and Knowledge):

  • High level of attention to detail – written and numerical
  • Customer focused – good telephone manner with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Self-motivated and able to work flexibly within the team
  • Strong PC skills

Travel Activity:

  • None expected


If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing with CV and covering letter to the HR Department, Baker Perkins Ltd, Manor Drive, Paston Parkway, Peterborough, PE4 7AP (email [email protected]) no later than Friday 18 June 2021

Baker Perkins is an Equal Opportunities Employer