Procurement Assistant

Posted 23/04/2024 by Elite Metalcraft Ltd

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UB6, Perivale, Greater London
£24,000 - £30,000/annum

Overall Purpose of Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic business that is experiencing exceptional growth. At the Elite Metal Group we love what we do, and we enjoy working with people that are passionate about their role and the difference that they can make within our business.

We are looking for someone to join our team and work with our Procurement Manager in the management of purchasing and supply chain.

About You

Energetic and willing to learn, with good judgment, the ability to negotiate and effectively communicate with suppliers, an analytical mind who can easily understand the purchasing and supply chain industry. You are confident, able and willing to suggest, investigate and introduce improvements and new processes. You enjoy analysing and solving complex problems and have careful attention to detail.

Your role

Review and Place Purchase Order

· Gain a thorough knowledge of the materials, products, and equipment, we use in our day to day, site and workshop processes

· Learn and fully understand our operating system and work with Operational and Design teams in setting up new products, and supplier pricing.

· Liaise with supply chain and build good working relationships to ensure that we obtain best pricing and service.

· At regular intervals, price-check suppliers and where necessary source new suppliers.

· Before placing an order, carefully check purchase orders for accuracy, completeness and clarity.

· Verify that product information, shipping information, cost and delivery dates are all correct before obtaining authorisation to place an order.

· Place purchase orders, proactively chase and manage suppliers and provide weekly updates to relevant departments to ensure goods arrive on time.

· Work with Finance team in verifying accuracy of purchase invoices.

Schedule Purchases and Arrivals

· Work with vendors to schedule shipping and delivery times.

· Receive any orders and verify that the correct items and amounts have been delivered.

Stock Management

· Proactively seek stock data from Worshop and Mobile Teams.

· Be involved in the management and processing of quarterly stock takes.

Your skills and education

· Interest in manufacturing and construction industry.

· Interest in procurement processes, policies and procedures.

· Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel.

· Good time management and organisational skills.

· Good mathematical knowledge.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Degree level qualification or similar.


This is a office based role at our Perivale Head Quarters in northwest London.

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About Us

At the Elite Metal Group, we consider ourselves to be the steel fabrication experts. The Group is currently made up of 5 key divisions or sub-brands, all with their own area of expertise. Last year our annual turnover was £12 million.   Certain areas of our business have been trading for more than 70 years which has allowed us to establish competitive buying rates and a formidable team of skilled craftsman and detailers.

The group comprises of the following –

  • Vaughan Fabrication Services specialise in on-site fabrication, welding and plant maintenance across the UK. Our fully equipped fleet of nationwide vehicles ensures that a team of professionals can quickly attend your site project.    

  • Elite Metalcraft was established in 1951 and specialises in architectural steel and bespoke staircase design for commercial and domestic markets.  The highly experienced team is adept at working with any alloy of your choice to bring beautiful designs to life.

  • Elite Structural Steel offers the complete package from simple structural steel supply through to site surveys, drawings, fabrication and in-house installation.

  • Elite Surveying has a Team of experts ready to conduct topographical surveys using an array of industry leading robotic laser stations so that you can be assured of the highest levels of accuracy on your project.

  • Elite Fabrication is the newest addition to the Elite Metal Group.  Created for Architects, Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors this division specialises in architectural and bespoke steel products commonly used on traditional landscape schemes.  Whether you’re looking for planters, landscape edging, balustrades, pergolas or access hatches, Elite Fabrication will have a solution to your design challenge. 

The Elite Metal Group is based in North-West London and is proud to be the ONLY London based steel supplier that can survey, design, manufacture, wet spray, deliver and install using our own in-house facilities and highly professional Team. 

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