Purchasing Coordinator

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Purchasing Coordinator

  • Location:

    Hemel Hempstead

  • Sector:

    Manufacturing & Production

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Meika Mills

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  • Contact phone:

    0146 045 5002

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

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Purpose of the Job

As Purchasing Coordinator, you will be part of a team of 4 responsible for the purchasing and control of our stock components and bespoke goods purchased for jobs, and for liaising with suppliers of all products to make sure they are delivering on time.

The business is fast paced and high growth, so it is important that you can work efficiently and effectively to complete the required workload whilst giving an exceptional experience to our internal and external customers.


The Role

  • Responsible for all stocked and special components
  • Management of re-order levels and re-order triggers
  • Liaison with warehouse and production to set up optimum stock levels, taking into account warehousing, working capital, seasonal demands and price.
  • Use all available info to reduce out of stock situations, eg changing market trends (adding an item to stock), checking new orders on arrival if needed, liaising with sales to find out what they’re quoting, seasonal variation.
  • De-stock of final works orders 
  • Panel take offs from drawings
  • Panel optimisation
  • Purchase materials
  • Set up stock levels/processes/records for new products
  • Negotiate best prices on all products
  • Purchase one off materials for orders, eg special boards and edging
  • Stock take and control
  • Metalwork (Table/desking) stocktake and stock control, and purchasing
  • Product related assessments / schemes, eg ISO14001, FSC
  • Find new suppliers when required
  • Checking up on goods due to come in that they are on track to prevent manufacturing and despatch delays (for stock and specials purchases)
  • Updating warehouse weekly with deliveries due in for the following week
  • Any other tasks as requested by management team

Key Skills and Capabilities Required

  • Ability to work within deadlines in a very fast paced environment and cope under pressure
  • Experience working in a high growth business
  • Commercial awareness
  • Purchasing experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experienced in methods of securing tenders/pricing from suppliers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of furniture manufacturing or joinery or cabinet making industry

Other details

  • Hours are 42.5 hours per week, 0730-1630 Mon-Fri (rush-hour friendly!!)

What does success look like?

  • Reduce non-conformances rising from stock purchasing
  • Goods in on time (5 days before install) score to 95% for your area
  • Budget maintained (total project purchasing costs over total revenue)
  • Accurate stock take valuation completed by 14th of month, every month