Purchasing Officer

To supply materials and services for on-going production and new product development, on-board new suppliers and support compliance activity.

Manchester, UK

Full Time, Permanent

Studying CIPS.

Closing Date: Friday 31st May 2024


  • Responsible for placing orders in accordance with Financial Regulations for inventory and non-inventory goods and services.
  • Maintain Planning Parameters for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure that order confirmations are maintained for the Purchasing Team and any due date alterations are reflected in the ERP system.
  • Expedite overdue purchase orders and update the ERP.
  • Communicate effectively with the Planning Team so that any part or material availability issues are resolved or reflected in the production schedules.
  • Issue open order book summaries to suppliers and update ERP to maintain on time and in full deliveries.
  • Periodic review of aged open orders for non-inventory items, liaise with the requestor and receive/close orders accordingly.
  • Actively maintain the supplier appraisal system, through supplier on boarding of new suppliers and maintenance of supplier records for expiring certificates and accreditation.
  • Extract data from the ERP and compile reports in Excel to identify opportunities for stock reduction, improvements and efficiencies.
  • Provide support within the Purchasing Team.

About You: 



  • Minimum of 12 months proven work experience in comparable roles.


  • Previous experience in a purchasing or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of ERP/MRP systems.
  • Customer service skills.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good knowledge and application of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and use of V-Look up and Pivot table functions.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to liaise with others and tailor communication style.
  • Experience of ERP/MRP systems, particularly Epicor.


Applications should be made by forwarding a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to hr@elcometer.com or alternatively, you can submit your application by post to: Elcometer Limited, Edge Lane, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6BU.