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Purchasing Administrator

Job posted by: Jenny White

Location: Whitstable

Hours: 37.5 hours

£ negotiable depending on experience

Purchasing Administrator - Whitstable

Fixed term contract 6 months (Will be reviewed and very likely extended)

37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday. Office based.

Working as part of the procurement team, alongside the tactical and strategic buyers. Responsible for all transactional procurement activity associated with a designated range of category suppliers.

The job will be a hands-on admin role with repetitive tasks. Main tasks will be:

  • Day to day purchasing administration
  • Blanket order releasing
  • Ensure all master vendor data is maintained
  • Ensure the MRP and procurement parameters for purchased items are set at optimal levels
  • Data input
  • Acknowledging & imputing orders on the systems
  • Chasing delivery dates
  • Basic emails/phone/filing duties

You will need to have the following skills and experience

  • Available for an immediate start
  • Previous office-based experience as an administrator
  • A strong communicator
  • Good knowledge of word and outlook
  • Good IT skills and experience of using databases and systems
  • Fast accurate data entry skills
  • Experience of using Excel extensively
  • Good levels of English, written, spoken and read.


  • Subsidised Restaurant facility
  • Free & secure on site parking
  • The location is also easily accessible by Public transport.

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