Purchasing Assistant


ID&C Ltd is looking for a new Purchasing Assistant.

This is a full time, permanent position, with a salary range of £18k-£20k, depending on experience.

About The ID&C Group:

ID&C is an established, award-winning business based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

We manufacture and supply wristbands and accreditation products to leading events all over the world.

In addition to state-of-the-art production machinery in the UK, we have a global supply chain and customer base.

Our level of success up to 2019 attracted the eye of Avery UK, itself a part of global CCL Industries, and in January 2020 we were acquired. Considering the subsequent impact of covid-19 on what has been our primary sectors, this was highly fortunate timing.

Backed by CCL, we are now seeking talented individuals to join our fast-paced team to grow the company even more profoundly, to break all our pre-covid records.

The timing is now perfect for a Purchasing Assistant to join our dynamic team.

What to expect at ID&C?

  • A diverse, energetic, fun working environment
  • An intimate, yet global team setting
  • To become part of a team immediately, ready on the first day, hitting the ground running
  • Teamwork and collaborative working
  • To win! We are on an incredible mission in an exciting sector and need someone who will add fuel to the fire from day one

What will you do?

  • Purchase Order processing and supplier management in support of Sales
  • Maintaining product quality while reducing lead times and costs
  • Protect the company’s Operating Income by maintaining downward pressure on errors

You will be accountable to the Purchasing Manager for

  • Purchase Order processing and management, including raising, reviewing, and tracking orders with suppliers
  • Responding to product queries and calculating custom quote requests from the Sales team, feeding that information into the main price list when required
  • Maintaining good supplier relationships
  • Raising any errors with suppliers and arranging remakes to be produced in required timeframes
  • Feeding back repeat and larger issues
  • Manage supplier dispatches to ensure orders are sent on time with the correct shipping option
  • Providing a detailed handover to the Logistics team

This is a key role that directly impacts on a customer’s experience of ID&C.

Skills that will help your application:

  • A strong work ethic with an ability to thrive under pressure and learn fast
  • An exceptional eye for detail and quality control
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to prioritise tasks based on the company’s needs
  • Excellent communications skills
  • A good maths competence
  • SAGE 200 or similar experience an advantage (training provided)
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office, including Excel and Outlook

You will be:

  • A team player by action not by word
  • A go-getter and self-starter
  • Self-sufficient
  • Positive, happy, humble, and honest
  • Creative and innovative – adding that little bit of magic

You must:

  • Want to grow your career
  • Live locally – ideally no further than half an hour from Tunbridge Wells
  • Be available to commence as soon as possible

To apply:

  • Please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] by 31 May 2021
  • No agencies need apply, please
  • We may not be able to respond to all applicants, but we thank you for your application and time