Careers at Jacksons Fencing

Purchasing and Scheduling Coordinator

The Company:
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

    Key responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Additional Benefits

  • Continuous ongoing development of skillset.
  • Healthcare and pension contribution following qualifying period.
  • Staff discount.
  • 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

    Our Other Vacancies

    If you’ve ever wanted to be part of a team where you are actively encouraged to be yourself, given a platform to develop and build a great career, Jacksons Fencing want to hear from you.  You can view our other job vacancies here

    View more

    More About Jacksons Fencing

    We are a family run company, established in 1947.  Read more about us, our history and why our employees are proud to work at Jacksons.  

    Read more