Purchasing Assistant

Birmingham - Calthorpe Road

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Would you like to be part of an organisation which is committed to improving patient lives worldwide through education, collaboration and innovation? 

Do you want to make a difference? 

If the answer is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for! 

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant to work in our busy Purchasing department.  The successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Applying principles of Supplier Relation Management to "owned" suppliers.
  • Updating of and reporting on Purchasing KPIs as required.
  • Supporting service level and quality reporting as necessary.
  • Processing (placing, sending, confirming and filing) purchase orders for non-stock items.
  • Expediting orders and deliveries.
  • Dealing with goods to be returned, rejected, reworked etc.
  • Completing Intrastat import statistics and pass information to Finance.
  • General departmental administrative duties.
  • Supporting the  Senior Buyer and Head of Purchasing to implement Category Management.
  • Monitoring and maintaining service contract renewals.
  • Working with internal customers to help them specify and receive products and services meeting their needs and those of the wider business and its customers.
  • Organising the creation, authorisation and sending of import documentation such as CVEDs.


  • ‘GCSE’ or equivalent in English & Math's
  • Commercial experience, familiarity with office procedures.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint) and email.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • To be well organised, with the ability to priortise own workload.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • To be flexible to the needs of the business.
  • To be friendly and approachable

Working for us: 

Founded in 1986 by a group of former researchers based at the University of Birmingham, The Binding Site is today recognised as a market leader in the development of products for the investigation of a range of disorders involving immunodeficiency.   

The Company is built on the success of its people and provides the ideal environment to meet a wide range of career aspirations. It recognises the value of its employees and looks to provide development and support opportunities to maximise the potential of its 1,100 staff. 

Working at Binding Site means being part of a global community that delivers innovative solutions with shared ideas and a collective dedication to improving patient lives, worldwide. 

Location:  Edgbaston, Birmingham

Hours: 40 hrs  


Competitive Salary
Contributory Pension
Life assurance
25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
Medicash Health Benefit