Jacksons Fencing is a family business that was established in 1947 and celebrating our 75th year. Set in the heart of the Kent countryside, Jacksons' mission from the outset has been to deliver outstanding quality across every aspect of the business. Across three sites we employ over 290 people in the design, manufacture and installation of timber and steel fencing and gates.
Overview of position:
This is a critical position within the Purchasing Department, providing support to the Production / Purchasing Manager & Team. The role requires good attention to detail, flexibility, along with the ability to work both autonomously & as part of a team.
Strong computer skills including good working knowledge of Microsoft programs (High level of Excel is essential) are required to carrying out duties efficiently & effectively.
Knowledge and experience of Timber Procurement & the Haulage Industry would be of benefit to the role but not essential
Purchasing of products, materials & services as required to fulfil sales order in production on time
Liaise with suppliers on a regular basis to maintain good working relationship
Coordinate with hauliers / suppliers to schedule collections & deliveries of goods procured
Schedule deliveries to minimise stock holding & maximise production efficiently
General stock control / management including goods received notes / invoices, reviewing stock levels etc
Create & maintain accurate purchasing, supplier & delivery records
Monitor supplier quality & delivery performance
Provide general administrative support to the Manager & Team
Ensure ad hoc purchases are made at the minimum cost & required standard
Review & evaluate supplier competitiveness
Research & identify new / alternative suppliers that may improve value & service
Liaise & communicate with all departments as required ensuring information is supplied accurately & in a timely manner
Always represent the company in a professional manner
Ensure that all operational and procedural guidelines for I.T./Business systems are followed to protect the data integrity
Ensure that Company and Statutory Health & Safety requirements are met are maintained at all times
Be responsible for your own personal safety, act responsibly and respectfully at all times to protect the safety of all colleagues
Continuous ongoing development of skillset.
Healthcare and pension contribution following qualifying period.
Very competitive rates of pay.
Work with some of the best steel products within the industry.
Holidays up to 26 days a year plus bank holidays.
We are an equal opportunities employer