Purchasing Controller

  • Job Reference: 00000054-1
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2022
  • Recruiter: TopFlight Personnel
  • Location: Harlow, Essex
  • Salary: £28.00 to £30.00
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Geannette Rand
  • Email: Harlow@recroot.net
  • Telephone: 01279 412771

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Purchasing Controller on behalf of one of our Client in the Harlow area.


  • Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff and stakeholders and suppliers
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong problem solving abilities 
  • Good communication, negotiation and interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Able to work well under pressure and handle emergency situations
  • Advanced IT skills in Excel and competent in other Microsoft software


  • Generate Purchase Orders using MRP output and to communicate the same to the supplier via email/fax 
  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings
  • Negotiate procurement best practice tools and methods 
  • Researching new markets, products and manufacturing processes
  • Prepare reports and compile data against performance measures for submission when required
  • Working with inventory management teams to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the purchase orders
  • Act as interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
  • Insure all invoice queries are kept to a minimum and are resolved 

Monday to Friday: 36 hours per week.