Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Purchasing Administrator

Purchasing Administrator
Temporary Contract (6 months)
Location: Grantham
Package: Basic Salary £21,000 (dependant on experience)
Plus bonus/commission
& other excellent PLC company benefits  
Sector: Packaging distribution

The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Admin to join our procurement team based in Grantham Office but working across multi sites. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Our procurement functionality is a vital part of our solution offering and we continually invest in the professional development of our team including professional accredited training.

The Purchasing Admin Role
Working as a member of our local procurement team, your role will support the site at which you are based whilst upholding the company wide National procurement strategy. This will be a 6 month temporary contract initially, which will be reviewed towards the end of the year.

Purchasing Admin Key Duties  
Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Purchasing Admin role will require the following activity…

  • Directly supporting the local team of buyers & Stock Controllers with day to day procurement activity
  • Checking suppliers have orders and requesting order acknowledgements
  • Confirming order acknowledgements and advising sales of any delivery issues.
  • Check outstanding PO’s the day before they are due to check if they are booked in.
  • Managing booking in board.
  • Updating pricing sheets
  • Covering for holiday when needed.
  • Updating PI’s.
  • General Office Duties
  • Updating Spreadsheets with stock information

Do you have the correct profile?
We certainly welcome your application if you have gained experience of working within a commercial environment and can demonstrate transferable skills including administration, communication and customer service. Please note no prior experience within procurement or purchasing is necessary as full training and a clear pathway for development will be provided. As a minimum requirement, we do also seek strong computer literacy (MS Office to include Excel spreadsheets) & strong attention to detail. You will also ideally have some previous experience of working within a small office-based team. It is crucial that you are happy to join us on a temporary contract for what should be a minimum 6-8 month contract.

The Package
We provide a competitive basic starting salary along with a performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

Next Steps
This is an important appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us ASAP. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.