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Purchasing & Materials Controller

Posted 2 February by Nelson Permanent Placement Easy Apply Ended

Nelson Permanent Placements are looking for an experienced Purchasing & Materials Controller to join an expanding manufacturing company based in Aston.

As a Purchasing & Material Controller you will be responsible for the day to day management of securing the supply of parts from global suppliers. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to work to stringent deadlines and be cost efficient. You will be working with various internal and external sources with varying seniority so being adaptable is key.


Controlling purchasing processes in an efficient manner and within set budgets
Responsible for new product introductions in regards to materials
Communicating material information to relevant departments
Analysing and producing relevant reports to senior team members
Track progress of products and communicates this where necessary
Introducing cost reduction and lead time methods
Assisting in the development of new purchase / material control systems
Ensuring costs for purchased items are minimized through effective negotiation
Attend regular meetings with senior company members


5+ years experience as a Purchasing/Materials Controller within the manufacturing industry
Have the ability to identify areas for improvement and finds solutions to help yourself and the business
Have a positive attitude and problem solve when necessary
Be confident in your own decision making process
Have the ability to produce forecasting documents
Negotiate and develop strong relationships with internal and external team members
Plan and Expedite materials and maintain inventory levels
Can identify the difference between relevant and irrelevant information when dealing with issues and breaks complex situations into component parts as a way of making decisions.
Have the ability to work on your own initiative, particularly to solve problems
Be computer literate and have a particular knowledge of Excel

The Package

Salary of £31,000 - £41,000 per annum dependent on experience
33 days holiday (including statutory Bank Holidays)
Pension Scheme
Staff Car Parking
Christmas Bonus
This role is office based however there is a requirement to travel overseas once or twice a year.

How to Apply

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Nelson Permanent Placements Ltd. The services of Nelson Permanent Placements Ltd are that of an Employment Agency.

Please be advised that our client can only accept applications from candidates who have a valid legal permit or right to work in the United Kingdom.

Potential candidates who do not have this right or permit, or are pending an application to obtain this right or permit should not apply as your details will not be processed.

Required skills

  • Cost Reduction
  • Production Budgeting
  • Purchasing
  • Demand Forecasting

Reference: 34385670

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