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Wallace Hind Selection LTD

St. Neots


£30000 - £32000/annum 5% Pension + 24 Days Holiday + 3 x D


Posted: 18/11/2023

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We’re looking for an enthusiastic Purchasing Assistant / Buyer to join our team in Biggleswade. You’ll be joining a manufacturer / supplier of mostly bespoke end-of-line packaging machinery. Ideally with stock management experience and exposure to ERP systems this is a real opportunity to stand out in a small but established team.

BASIC SALARY: Up to £32,000

· 5% Pension
· 24 days holiday
· 3 x Death in Service

LOCATION: Biggleswade

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Bedford, Hitchin, Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage, Royston, Cambridge, St Neots, Luton, Shefford, Flitwick,

JOB DESCRIPTION: Buyer, Purchasing Assistant, Buying Administrator - stock management, purchasing

Reporting to the Purchasing and Finance Manager your role as our Buyer will be to assist with the purchasing of parts, control & management of stock holding & learning a new ERP system. You will be heavily involved in supplier relationships and be working closely with the sales and design teams.

In addition to this you will:
· Work in a small purchasing team looking after circa £3 million of costs per annum – fabricated metal from the UK + parts from Europe mostly, but also Asia and some smaller machines from Taiwan
· Chase up late deliveries
· Champion our new ERP system
· Develop and maintain a robust framework for stock control
· Research and grow our current supplier list

PERSON SPECIFICATION: Buyer, Purchasing Assistant, Buying Administrator - stock management, purchasing

You’ll have a proven track record of working in a purchasing environment. Ideally, you’ll have worked closely with stock management and have some exposure to ERP systems, although we’ll consider a variation of background.

What’s most important to us is:
· You will be able to demonstrate a desire to get the job done and work as part of our small team.
· You’ll have a can-do attitude and take on any task to ensure we reach our objectives.
· You will be keen to improve process and SOP’s as well as SLA’s.


We specialise in the design, manufacture, and installation of high-quality end-of-line packaging machinery. For over 40 years our business has developed from designing and manufacturing small case taping machines to its position today as a leading UK manufacturer and worldwide supplier of end-of-line packaging machines and systems.

Our range of machinery includes case erectors, case sealers, conveyor systems, case loaders and hand-packing stations. We specialise in producing machines that deliver the lowest cost of ownership in a wide range of applications from simple semi-automatic machines to fully automatic customised systems.


You’ll play a pivotal part in our continued successes, and we’ll reward this with the opportunity for professional development within the orgnisation.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets and worked with the following products and/or services: Procurement, Buying, Buyer, Category, Buying, Senior Buyer, Purchasing Assistant, Procurement Assistant, Buying Administrator.

INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application.

Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the recruitment partner of our client.

REF: MT17372, Wallace Hind Selection

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