Business Administrator - Edale Ltd - Purchasing/Production Administrator Apprentice

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Job Summary

Location: Whiteley PO15 7FY
Salary per week: £151
Working hours: Mon-Thur 08.15am- 5pm Fri 08.15am – 3.15pm (37 hours)
Applications in by: 14/01/2018
Interview Date: 18/01/2018
Job Code: ED27033

An exciting opportunity to start your career in Administration, looking at all aspects of office administration for a busy office environment.

Edale are a leading supplier of high technology, narrow-mid web flexographic and digital printing presses and converting equipment. The company is constantly watching and focusing on the ever-changing needs of the printing and packaging market, they apply their renowned design and engineering expertise to provide equipment that helps customers to deliver quality products day-in, day-out, enhancing the image, reputation and profitability.

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Duties will include:

To support the company’s growth strategy a decision has been made to recruit a Purchasing assistant Apprentice. He or she will play a key role in assisting the Director in everyday responsibilities, to ensure that supplies are made in time and on budget to the production facility. Preferably applicants will have an interest in purchasing and manufacturing within an engineering environment, and have some knowledge of Microsoft applications.


  • To process suppliers invoices clearing any queries in an accurate and timely manner.
  • To ensure all orders raised have been acknowledged by the supplier
  • To ensure that all suppliers achieve their confirmed delivery dates by progressing orders on a daily basis.
  • To ensure that all purchase orders are signed off by the Operations Director and in specific instances countersigned by another Director.
  • To raise purchase orders and either phone or mail them through as required.
  • To complete administration of supplier returns.
  • To report accurately supplier performance to the Senior Buyer.
  • To assist with both UK and export shipping and packing together with the collation of all required documentation.
  • To assist with production timesheet processing.
  • To adopt a flexible working approach and to suggest any ideas for process improvement.
  • To answer external telephone calls in accordance with the schedule.
  • To aid the Production Manager with any necessary duties.
  • As part of the Production team the Purchasing assistant Apprentice will be expected to accurately monitor and provide progress reports on all aspects of the role.
  • The Purchasing assistant Apprentice will be required to participate and encourage the team working culture throughout the organisation and to be self-motivated in adopting continuous improvement philosophies.

Skills required:

  • Experience of Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn


 Personal qualities

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Confident
  • Proactive
  • Friendly personality


Qualifications required

  • Grade A – C in Maths and English


  • 20 days paid holiday and 8 statutory bank holidays
  • For the right candidate there will be an opportunity to progress
  • Free on site car parking


 Future Prospects

  • Progression to Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Career progression for the right candidate

Applications in by: 14/01/2018
Interview Date: 18/01/2018
Job Code: ED27033

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