Category Administrator (Purchasing)

  • Commercial
  • Plymouth

Job Information

Salary :

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No. of Openings :

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Job Description

Experienced Administrator required for large manufacturer based in Plymouth. The Category Administrator is key to supporting the Materials Management team with all administrative aspects of the department’s activity including materials and services master data management, supplier requests for information and contract administration.

Applicants with experience of working within a purchasing environment would be highly desirable; however our client will consider experienced administrators with strong data processing analytical background.

This is initially a 9 month fixed term contract and the working hours are Monday to Thursday 07:00 to 16:00 and Friday 07:00 to 11:50.

Purchasing Administrator – Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Category Buyer, administer materials and services master data (on the enterprise resource planning systems) such as new parts set up
  • Working with Finance teams, administer invoice queries
  • Support the Category Buyer in preparing data to support sourcing activity, including supplier quotations and pricing negotiations
  • Support the Category team with the administration of supplier contract approval documentation
  • Act as an Ambassador for the company, operating with integrity and drive appropriate to Company’s values, to promote the company as a market leader

Purchasing Administrator – Person Specification            

  • Computer literate in Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel
  • Analytical – data driven
  • Exceptional organisation skills – ability to multi task
  • Effective collaborator and communicator
  • Experience in the complete ‘Purchase Cycle’ and MRP systems (Desirable)
  • Interested to study for CIPS qualification or equivalent
  • Minimum A Level / BTEC qualification desirable (but not essential)

If you are an experienced Administrator and are currently looking for a new challenge, then please submit an up to date CV by clicking the ‘apply’ button.

For an informal chat, please phone 01752 252533 and ask for Geraldine. Many thanks for your interest.