An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Purchasing Assistant to join Bradshaw Electric Vehicles, the leading UK manufacturer and supplier of specialist material handling equipment.
You will be part of a busy, hardworking but friendly environment with a company that Design, and manufacture all on one site.

You should maintain a friendly and approachable attitude, working in a timely fashion, whilst delivering excellent customer service to maintain the high standards our customers expect. This role requires a minimum of 3 years purchasing experience, good IT skills, organized, proactive and an effective communicator.

Reporting to: The Buyer


  • Minimum 3 years of purchasing experience.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Some working knowledge of vehicle parts would be an advantage.
  • Full driver’s license

Duties to include:-

  • Work with the factory personnel to maintain production
  • Daily running of the MRP
  • Raise purchase orders and chase suppliers as required.
  • Updating production requests.
  • Ensure all items arrive on time (OTF) in line with build schedules times given by the factory manager and service requirements given by the service manager
  • Assist R & D in sourcing new suppliers and products.
  • Liaise with external customers as required.
  • Ensure collections and deliveries are carried out in the most efficient way.
  • Help cover for other team members during holiday or sickness periods
  • To maintain a clean, safe working environment
  • To be part of the continuous improvement program in line with ISO9001

Key Targets:

  • Ensure all parts are on site for each requested production date.
  • Monitor and improve critical suppliers in terms of cost, quality & delivery.
  • Improve the general purchasing situation for all items, look to hold more effective stocks, change min / max levels, push for better lead times etc.


  • You will be working in team
  • Health and Safety Requirements – Ensure you are aware of and comply with the company Health and Safety Policy.
  • The job description is not an exhaustive list. Employees are expected to take a responsible attitude towards duties which are not specifically listed but which should, in the company’s best interests, be performed by themselves, particularly when circumstances change for any reason.


  • You will be paid every month on the 15th of that month. 
  • You will be required to work a 40 per week or such other hours as may be required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job.  With standard 21 days holiday plus bank holidays 3 or 4 days holiday each year is kept back to allow for the Christmas break
  • A company bonus which is a variable % of the basic salary paid quarterly if the company achieves its targets. This starts after 12 months continuous employment with the company.
  • In January of each year the Directors will notify those employees who will be entitled to bonus/commission as to the calculation of bonus/commission for the forthcoming year.
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