Purchasing Staff

Job title: Purchasing Staff
Contract type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000
Reference: EN - PR/111484
Contact details: Emika Yamauchi
Contact email:
Job published: November 24, 2021 09:32

ITEMS PUCHASED: Industrial machinery, parts and materials

Hours: Working Hours are 9am to 5pm, occasionally you will be required to work overtime and attend business meetings in UK and overseas. Thus, certain flexibility will be required.

Basic Salary: between £20,000 and £25,000 per annum depending on experience.  

Benefits including private health insurance, private gym membership and an annual bonus will be provided.

Annual bonus shall be dependent upon your merit and efficiency, the economic performance of the Company and its Group and any other factors which the Company may wish to take into consideration, at the sole discretion of the Company.


1) Enquiry:

・ Processing Requests For Quotation (RFQ) received from its group companies.

・ Sourcing suppliers and issuing RFQs

・ Collecting/expediting supplier’s quotations on behalf of the company

・ Evaluating and clarifying supplier’s quotations

・ Negotiating with suppliers for best offer conditions

2) Order:

・ Processing Purchase Orders (PO) from the company

・ Placing orders to suppliers

・ Post-order monitoring and expediting of suppliers, including attending meetings as necessary

・ Coordinating shipments

・ Troubleshooting and claims handling

3) Payment & Invoicing:

・ Obtaining shipping and payment documents from suppliers

・ Processing the invoices for payment to the company

・ Arranging necessary documentation for export/import of goods

・ Confirmation of payment status

4) Related duties:

・ Researching supplier’s credit status

・ Conducting vendor surveys

・ Market research

・ Collection of purchasing information

・ Services for the company’s tenders

・ Preparations for sales and purchase

・ Contribute to the compony procurement strategy

・ Collaboration activities with other the company Europe Divisions


・ General Secretarial duties (hotel and travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, appointment scheduling etc.,) if requested by the senior management.

・ Any other duties directed by the senior management from time to time


・ Excellent English communication skills (mandatory)

・ Daily conversation skill in Japanese (preferred)

・ 2-3 years of previous procurement/supply chain or related business experience (preferred)

・ Technical oriented background or engineering knowledge (preferred)

・ Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point (essential)