Purchasing Controller

  • Vacancy Title
  • Purchasing Controller
  • Company
  • AFI-Group
  • Reference Number
  • SEP20212803
  • Location
  • Gateshead
  • Closing Date
  • 06/10/2021
  • Job Description
  • Purchasing Controller – Gateshead

    We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Central Services Hub. You will be working for one of the fastest growing Powered Access companies in the UK.

    This position is based from our office in the North East, where you will be responsible for the ordering of PPE/workwear, machine parts and stationary.

    Ideal candidate:

    • A clear understanding of a office environment
    • The ability to work within a team
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Good computer skills and knowledge i.e excel & outlook
    • Confident in making and receiving telephone calls both internal and external
    • Ability to prioritise workload
    • Enthusiasm to learn and develop 

    The Role:

    • Raising purchase orders
    • Liaising with suppliers and manufacturers
    • Obtaining part numbers and prices
    • Goods receiving orders
    • Reviewing suppliers, eventually gaining to the confidence to negotiate deal

    AFI Group is a leading provider of access solutions, from the hire and purchase of access equipment, to accredited training and service / maintenance of machines. With a current network of 21 hire locations across the UK, AFI has a strong emphasis on Health and Safety and is proud to hold various accreditations (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO18001, 5* Achilles BuildingConfidence, Gold RoSPA award – to name a few).

    We offer an excellent benefits package:

    • 23 days holidays per year rising to 25, plus statutory holidays
    • Inclusion in a monthly profit share scheme
    • An auto-enrolment pension scheme with employer contributions (from aged 22, but voluntary enrolment can be made before this age. Opt-out available)
    • Death-in-Service benefit of 2 x salary
    • Healthcare Cash Plan

    In addition we have invested in an excellent induction programme, and staff training.