While the procurement managers and buyers go about their work sourcing raw materials and other goods to wring out the highest possibly levels of efficiency, the purchasing administrator will be tasked with much of the “paperwork” of the transactions they arrange. They will have to compare deliveries with the agreed orders, not only in terms of quantity and timeliness but also quality, as there can be great variation in many products.
The purchasing administrator will spend much of his or her time using spreadsheets to log all the gathered data and perform basic accounting tasks to make sure the figures tally up. There will also be extensive analysis of figures which will be fed back to the buyers and to head office to ensure the purchasing effort, particularly with regard to price, is running as planned.
Should the buyers successfully find deals with alternative suppliers that are better than the current deals in force, it will be up to the purchasing administrator to make contact with the potential supplier and ensure that the goods they intend to supply are exactly as required by the company in terms of quality, and that they can deliver on time.
As with any administration role, a full understanding of the aims of the business, the particulars of the sector in which they operate, and quite possibly a good level of knowledge of the legal aspects of the sector will be required. whether these will be expected as entry requirements or given by the company will depend on the employer, but there can be no disadvantage in having some background experience that would help with the job.
Great analytical skills will be required for purchasing administrators who are required to perform more complex calculations on the figures, as they will be acting as intermediaries between the board and the buyers themselves, and thus their conclusions will carry great weight in any future forecasting performed by the company.
And finally, being able to gather data and deliver findings to both senior management and the buying team will require above average communication skills, be it verbally, electronically or graphically.
Cast UK was founded by logistics, procurement and supply chain specialists, and our consultants are all from these backgrounds too, so we have in-depth knowledge of what employers and candidates are looking for. Employers come to us to find candidates because they’re confident that we’ll help them find the most appropriate managers and executives.
We have jobs all over the UK, so are well placed to find you work in wherever you are located or plan to locate. If you’re moving house, please see if there are any positions available in the area you’re moving to; and if you’re simply looking for more fulfilment in your working life, there could be an employer looking for the skills you have.
Once we have your details, we’ll be able to start matching you with positions as soon as they arise, so do get in touch if you’re looking for a job in procurement.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Purchasing Administrator for your business or find you a job as a Purchasing Administrator then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Located in the east of England, Lincolnshire shares borders with a number of counties, including Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire.
The major settlements in the region include Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Spalding and Gainsborough, and these are all great locations for those seeking Purchasing Administrator vacancies.
Predominantly an agricultural area, Lincolnshire has long been a source of produce including wheat and barley, as well as sugar beet, cabbage, onions and cauliflower.
For the most part, the current economy is based on the service sector. A number of tech and engineering companies have head offices or other facilities here, including Dynex Semiconductor, e2V Technologies and Bifrangi UK.
Brake Bros Ltd, a distribution company that provides food and drink to the catering industry, has a depot near Grantham. Bell & Webster manufactures precast concrete, Vale Garden Houses produces conservatories and agricultural equipment is made by RC Setchfield.
For many years, the docks in Grimsby have been connected to the fishing industry and today the region is known for food production - particularly frozen fish - with more than 500 companies based here. These include the Findus Group, which operates Young's Seafood, as well as Coldwater Seafood and Five Star Fish.
To find out more about the Purchasing Administrator vacancies in Lincolnshire, get in touch with Cast UK today.
We have been recruiting supply chain, logistics and procurement professionals for many years and we are committed to finding the right talent for each role. We take the time to get to know our clients and applicants and we are proud of our success rate.
In addition, we have a team of regional specialists who are on-hand to provide the advice and information you need to get your career on the right track.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Lincolnshire or source a new job in Lincolnshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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