Purchasing Specialist


In this role you will join a team tasked with ensuring a complex global supply chain keeps moving in today’s challenging environment

Based in Aldridge, West Midlands, Mackwell is one of the leading Emergency Lighting manufacturers, supplying to the UK and worldwide, High-Tech, quality products that are constantly evolving to stay ahead of the competition.

Annual Salary & Benefits: 

  • £24K
  • Pension
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible working,
  • 25 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays


Job Functions:

  • Day to day support of the Procurement Lead
  • Ownership of the M.R.P process
  • Identifying opportunities for process improvements and own projects
  • Owning inter-departmental communication (i.e. Axxounts payable, R&D, Commercial, IT etc..), to address any purchasing needs and clarify issues promptly
  • Manage and develop relationships with suppliers and clients, as part of the day-to-day role. Ensure the quality of the goods and promptness of delivery and contractual terms are met
  • Oversee supplier related activities and their  performance, to ensure they are meeting compliance. Also, coordinate with these companies to resolve any issues that arise
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure alignment with contractual obligations and documents
  • Interact positively with vendors and suppliers
  • Carry out any other task that may be required to assist in the department and efficient and profitable operation of the Company.
  • To work within the Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental policies and practices employed by the company.


Skills Required

  • Previous procurement / purchasing work experience
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
  • High level of organisation
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Someone who thrives in a fast paced environment, with a get it done mentality
  • High level of expertise in Excel, and comfortable with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to use data sets to extract information quickly
  • A-level / Degree level of education



To apply for this job send your CV and covering letter to Sue Dunmill.

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