+44 (0) 1580 891521

Location: Staplehurst, Kent

Salary: £23k – £28k per annum DOE

Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Magnetic Shields are leading specialists in the manufacture of bespoke magnetic shielding. Established for over 60 years, our experience and expertise allow us to adapt to the changing market and provide high quality, complex shielding solutions for emerging applications. 

Due to continued growth and expansion Magnetic Shields are now currently recruiting for a Purchaser/Buyer to join their team, who will be responsible for over £1m of spend. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for processing purchasing requests according to business needs both in terms of manufacture of the Company’s product lines as well as sundry purchases. Additional duties will include managing key supplier relationships, organising and managing stock levels plus supporting all departments with stock and non-stock purchasing.  The role will work closely with the internal Stores department who issue material & components for works orders and the successful applicant will be required to provide cover for this function on occasion (e.g. holiday/sickness absence).


Key Tasks/Duties of this role:

The Purchaser will be responsible for all aspects of purchasing, however some more detailed duties include the following:

  • Manage over £1m of company spend
  • Processing all purchasing requirements Company-wide
  • Managing and organising stock to ensure consumables and other routine purchases are always carried out before stocks run out
  • Setting up and managing supplier accounts
  • Liaising with internal departments to ensure large scale projects have material requirements met
  • Covering certain aspects of Stores function – issuing material against works orders, booking material into the internal MRP system
  • Plus any other related tasks to support the department


Essential skills:

  • Experience of order processing & receipt
  • Good interpersonal skills for dealing with suppliers
  • IT proficient (experience of Excel/Word, etc)
  • Good organisational skills (multi-tasker)
  • Team player
  • Willingness to learn


Desirable Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience in manufacturing
  • Knowledge of engineering/fabrication
  • Able to understand engineering drawings
  • Previous experience of MRP software

Headcorn Road  |  Staplehurst  |  Tonbridge  |  Kent  |  TN12 0DS  |  UK

Tel : +44 (0) 1580 891521  Fax : +44 (0) 1580 893345

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