Purchasing Specialist

Purchasing Specialist

Our client based in Honiton is looking for a part-time Purchasing Specialist to join their team.

This is a great company to work for. They have gained the Investors in People award since 2002, and they are the only company in their industry to be awarded the national ServiceMark customer service award with Distinction from the Institute of Customer Service.


£21k per annum for 22.5 hours.


Honiton, Devon (office-based)


Flexible hours/days to suit the right candidate.

Type of Role

Part-time, 22.5 hours per week.

The Role

The Purchasing Specialist will:

  • Manage the relationship with new and existing suppliers.
  • Maintain and update inventory records.
  • Monitor stock levels and values and order new stock when required.
  • Coordinate with the distribution team to ensure safe handling, storage and movement of stock.
  • Have good negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Identify and source new suppliers when necessary to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality.
  • Undertake contract management and negotiation.

Training: a comprehensive induction and training programme is provided.

Immediate start is available for the right candidate.

The Requirements

Candidates should:

  • Ideally, have previous supply chain/supplier and contract management experience.
  • Have exceptional customer relationship management skills.
  • Possess good IT skills.
  • Have good analytical skills to produce financial reports and analyse costs.
  • Be sociable and confident.
  • Ideally, have experience in heating, plumbing and engineering products. Although this is not essential as full training will be provided.
  • Be happy to use a CRM system/undertaking data input.
  • Ideally, possess a CIPS qualification or working towards it, although this is not essential.

This job is for me

If you feel that you can successfully fulfil this vacancy then apply now:


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