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Employment type: Fixed Term (6 months)

Standard Hours:  40 hours per week

Closing date: 31 March 2017

Location:  Southampton


Job Description: 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for negotiating with suppliers, purchasing direct and indirect material and placing purchasing orders.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate researching skills for sourcing alternative parts and suppliers and expedite all orders placed to ensure forecasts are correct and inform the line manager of all slippages.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above. Experience of working in a manufacturing environment or similar is essential and any previous experience of purchasing raw materials along with a CIPS level 2 or equivalent qualification would be advantageous.  



Any offer of employment will be conditional, subject to the successful completion of the Company’s Security Clearance process.  This will be arranged by the Company on the candidate’s behalf.  



Onsite free parking, contributory pension scheme, 33 days holiday and flexible start time.


To apply & further information:

If you wish to apply for this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role, to by the closing date.


Interviews will be held on the 03 April 2017 and 04 April 2017.

Due to the high number of applicants we receive, unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications. As such, if you have not received a response from us within 3 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a high level of applications, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.