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Current Vacancy: Purchasing Support 6 months FTC - Doncaster

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Aalberts integrated piping systems Ltd
Aalberts IPS is well known and respected as one of the leading manufacturers of advanced plumbing, heating and engineering products in the world. It's a reputation earned through a total dedication to quality, innovation and customer service that's been the hallmark of the company since it was established in the 1890’s (originally trading as Pegler Ltd and Yorkshire Fittings Ltd). Aalberts IPS is part of Aalberts N.V. (

Aalberts engineers mission-critical technologies for ground-breaking industries and everyday life. We are where technology matters and real progress can be made. Humanly, environmentally and financially. With over 16,000 employees, Aalberts operates some 70 business locations and 80 service locations with activities in over 50 countries. Our organisational structure of four business segments is covered by some 15 business teams. (

Your Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Purchasing Support to join our Strategic Procurement department based at our Doncaster site, reporting into the Head of Purchasing. The role will be 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

The purpose of the role is to assist and support the development and implementation of the Company’s procurement strategy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Purchase Orders; raise non-inventory purchase orders in line with business requirements, liaise with suppliers to expedite urgent orders to enhance stock availability, update Purchase orders to match the proforma invoice where the new invoice price is agreed by the respective Buyer
  • Invoice Queries; reviewing invoice queries in line with price lists, liaise with Finance department to coordinate supplier communications regarding payments
  • Database management; obtain live supplier lead times & reflecting them within the ERP system, ensure all prices within the ERP system are correct
  • Trackers; maintain purchase price variance tracker to report cost savings & price moves, keep supplier price lists updated & stored in the relevant folders, analyse price increases and present the impact to the business to support negotiations with the supplier, update Exchange rates, Material Prices, container costs & other fluctuating factors that can facilitate decision making within the department
  • Meetings; attend meetings to understand key actions for the purchasing department & where required complete actions in a timely fashion
  • Supplier Approvals & Set up; set up new suppliers within the ERP system, obtaining critical documentation in advance to ensure the supplier is suitable for the requirements of the business
  • Benchmarking; issue RFQ’s to suppliers. Liaising cross functionally to obtain supplementary information such as technical drawings to send to the supplier, analysing the responses from suppliers to ensure competitive pricing is obtained
  • Samples; arrange for samples to be sent to suppliers where required & complete the relevant documentation for shipments to the far east
  • Sourcing; manage MRO spend: packaging, oils, lubricants, paints etc.

Qualifications and Other Requirements

  • A background in a Purchasing related function is desirable
  • Familiarity with an ERP system is desirable

If you are able to meet the above criteria and the challenges of this role, please email your covering letter and CV to clearly stating your salary expectations.

Closing date for applications: 30/11/2021

Due to the volume of applications we receive if you do not hear anything within 6 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time. Click here to download these details

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