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Junior Purchasing Administrator

Location: Helsby
Salary: Competitive
Job Type: 40 hours per week - Permanent/Full Time
Responsible to: Purchasing Manager

Heat Trace is part of the Global NIBE Group, part of NIBE Element (the world's largest element manufacturer) and represents NIBE in the UK as one of over 60 Group companies that are based all over the world. NIBE is a global group that develops and manufactures intelligent, energy-efficient indoor comfort solutions for all types of properties. This allows our clients to reduce their energy consumption and their impact on the environment. NIBE Element manufactures components and solutions for intelligent heating and control for industry and infrastructure.

Heat Trace is a manufacturing and engineering company with our headquarters and main manufacturing unit in Helsby Cheshire, we also have two manufacturing facilities at Bredbury, Stockport. The prime activity of the business is the manufacture of highly technical heating cables for use predominantly in the oil and gas and advanced processing industries.

About the role:

Working along side the Purchasing Manager helping with basic administration leading up to raising and monitoring of stock and purchase order placement and eventually all purchase related tasks.


Key areas of responsibility will include:

  • General admin tasks – filing, copying, scanning
  • Spreadsheet maintenance and compilation
  • Contact updates via Supplier Information forms
  • Purchase enquiry submissions
  • Stationery, canteen, cleaning supplies stock monitoring and eventually ordering
  • Record keeping and file maintenance – electronic and paper systems
  • Set up communal Supplier contact data including updates
  • Assist with basic purchasing functions
  • Update and maintain Supplier Contract data
  • Relationship building with HTL team and Suppliers
  • Invoice / accounts queries
  • Involvement in purchase function progression within HTL

Skills & Qualities Required:

No experience is required

  • A willingness to learn from the basics upwards
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Enthusiasm
  • Diligence
  • Patience
  • Reliability and good time keeping
  • Organised
  • Work confidence will grow with time but must have the confidence from the onset to be able to ask questions if any uncertainty
  • Basic knowledge of computer systems, word, excel, email, internet searches
  • Aptitude for taking on new and sometimes complex challenges
  • Willingness to get involved in what sometimes might not be purchase related

Company Benefits:

  • Cash Health Plan
  • Free on-site parking
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising with length of service
  • Company events
  • Company pension scheme
  • 5 day company sick pay scheme



In the first instance, please send a covering letter and CV to Nicola Fletcher at [email protected]
Alternatively, please use the postal address below:

Nicola Fletcher
Heat Trace Ltd
Mere's Edge
Chester Road