First Base Employment Limited

Purchasing Expeditor / Assistant Buyer


Location: Stroud

Hours: Full time Monday to Friday 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure optimal delivery of supplier materials.
  • Working closely with other teams within the supply chain.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and build strong working relationships.
  • Ensuring that internal targets and deadlines are met.
  • Attend production meetings.
  • Managing purchase order backlog, ensuring order dates and notations are updated.
  • Assisting with purchase order entries and purchase administration. Load purchase orders onto system for consignment stock and calibration requirements.
  • Assist with loading and updating RFQ’s onto the system.
  • Run monthly OTD reports.
  • Assist Purchasing Supervisor with GRRN’s and ensure purchase notations are updated.
  • Providing cover for other roles within the purchasing/planning team.
  • Visit suppliers as required.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Highly motivated, team player with good organisation skills who can work under pressure.
  • Ideally have experience within an engineering or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of planning tools i.e., ERP/MRP and vendor management, other related business management systems, Microsoft Office, Excel.
  • Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem-solving abilities.
  • A proactive approach to changing workload demands in an operational environment.
  • Drive for continuous development and process improvement.


If you would like to be considered for this position please email your CV to or call Lilly on 01453 755330.

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