• Independent multi-sector recruitment specialist

Purchasing and Procurement’

Parts Controller

Parts Controller


£18,000-22,000 PLUS SO MUCH MORE…..

  • 32 Days holiday (incl. Bank Holidays) + Birthday Holiday
  • Free parking at every depot
  • In house well-being service
  • Employer supported volunteering days
  • Optional purchase schemes (Annual leave, dental, Medical & Life assurance
  • Life Assurance x2 Annual salary
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual recognition incentive bonus payments (subject to role & business)
  • Dress down Fridays

And…….a turkey at Christmas!!

The Company

The Business works across the UK and Europe and are utilised by the largest corporates through to SMEs within logistics, retail, transportation, food production and so many more sectors.

Who are you?

You a proactive, energetic individual who enjoys supporting customers in a fast moving and ever-changing environment.

You’ll enjoy being hands-on and are a self-starter with a good knowledge of MS Office.

Due to the nature of this role you’ll need to have a full UK Driving license

Previous experience of working within a similar industry would be a distinct advantage, but not essential, as we are looking for the right person to come in and complement our team.

The Role

You’ll be providing parts support regionally, either face to face when visiting depots or over the phone and email – Ensuring that everyone has their required parts and coordinating returns and monitoring stock levels.

And some more detail….

  • Collection and delivery of parts required for work orders in addition to coordinating with FSE’s to collect their returns from regional depots or customer sites for processing and further handling.
  • Take verbal and written parts requests from the Workshop and Field Service Engineers and to facilitate the procurement of components as required to support the maintenance and repair of the fleet within agreed limits.
  • Maintain accurate documentation regarding stocks and the supply of parts.
  • Work closely with the rest of the team to constantly review and monitor inventory levels right across the wider department by utilising our inventory management system, generating regular reports to ensure that optimal stock levels are maintained, returns processed and obsolete stock is minimised.
  • To participate in regular stock checks as required by the company.
  • Ensure that the parts department and associated areas are kept clean and tidy.

If you feel that this is the role that you’ve been waiting for and want to hear more then please apply ASAP!

Electronics Buyer

A Buyer with Electronics experience is needed by a growing Electronics company in the Newcastle area

Working in a small purchasing team your main responsibilities will be

  • Supplier Selection and procurement of a range of commodities including off-the-shelf / catalogue items and also high value bespoke / configured-to-order items
  • Stock replenishment and delivery scheduling around Just in time principles, based on production schedule forecast /BOM/ long lead item special orders at design stage.
  • Contribute to the running of a supplier evaluation system, through the implementation of supplier Key Performance Indicators focused on On-Time Delivery, Quality, Enquiry turn-around times, Competitiveness of pricing, Health and Safety performance, etc
  • Problem solving /trouble shooting to protect supply line and maintain both good supplier and customer relationships.
  • Participate in regular project progress meetings, during which production shortages and high risk supplies are discussed to allow focused expediting as required
  • Manage and implement project specific documentation and coordinate quality intervention points
  • Support to the Sales and quotation team, via the provision of price and lead time data for potential future orders

The successful candidate will be an experienced Buyer and have worked within the Electronics Manufacturing sector. You will need experience of purchasing PCB’s, connectors and other electronic parts for assembly, sourcing and costing of components for NPI projects and prototypes and using MRP systems to control procurement. Experience of monitoring inventory levels and managing lead times is needed as is a proactive and organised approach to procurement, good communication & documentation skills and good negotiation skills. A HNC or CIPS qualification would be a strong advantage.

If you would like to know more about this exciting role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV


Purchasing Manager

Major Recruitment Oldbury are delighted to be recruiting for a professional and expanding organisation in the Oldbury area who are seeking a Purchasing Manager.

Hours of work: Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.00pm with half hour lunch break each day and 7.30am to 12.30pm with no lunch break on Friday of each week – 37 hours in total. The role is office based.

Duties and tasks will include:

» Build and maintain positive trust relationships with key suppliers and vendors
» Request prices from steel suppliers for new or existing business and present findings to the relevant Division
» Purchase steel of the right quality at the most competitive prices, so as to maximise production opportunities and to ensure purchase
contracts are clearly articulated with regard to pricing/quality/delivery/tonnage/claims
» Review steel orders / bought in items with suppliers on a weekly / monthly basis and report findings back to the relevant Division
» Keep internal Divisions informed of steel delivery status and advise of any delays/shortages/quality issues
» Produce weekly and monthly spend reports on steel, bought in items and consumables
» Carry out monthly reporting of cost savings and be part of the CIP programme
» Carry out market analysis to determine future steel availability
» Development of new suppliers in all areas of purchasing
» Visit suppliers to discuss and review supply performance, and quality and report this back to the relevant Departments
» Perform any other ad hoc tasks assigned by the Operations Director.

Candidates welcome to apply for the role will have the following:

» Ideally have 5 years or more experience working in a similar purchasing role / function within a production / manufacturing environment
» Have minimum Level 4 CIPS qualification would be advantageous
» Have a broad understanding of current manufacturing methods
» Have excellent communication and negotiation skills
» Have a flexible approach to work and ability to adapt to change
» Be well organised, professional and able to work under pressure
» Be responsible for achieving objectives on own initiative, as well as part of a team
» Be computer literate
» Be able to prioritise workload, meet deadlines and pay attention to detail
» Must be eligible and able to prove you can work in the UK and possess a full UK Driving Licence.

Parking is available