Purchasing Assistant

BSW Heating

The purpose of this role will be to liaise with BSW’s Accounts Department and Suppliers for any invoice
related issues and assist in a variety of administrative tasks within the Commercial Department.

Key responsibilities:

  • To work within the busy Commercial Department.
  • Handling site emergency and planned maintenance requirements for our Managed Commercial Sites.
  • Requesting prices and quotations from suppliers for Engineers’ requirements.
  • Identifying & sourcing parts required promptly to save downtime on site.
  • Ensuring that wherever possible best prices are obtained for goods required.
  • Placing Purchase Orders for service, maintenance & project work materials & hire equipment.
  • Ensure wherever possible that materials are available at merchants for collection when works are booked.
  • Monitoring Purchase Orders with suppliers to ensure materials are available and delivered to sites on time and complete.
  • Communicate any supply issues with impacted BSW colleagues, Engineers and Fitters.
  • To negotiate prices with suppliers when needed.
  • To handle site returns, errors & material surpluses back to suppliers for credit.
  • To monitor that credits are received for any returned goods.

What we’re looking for:

  • Evidence of good written and oral communications.
  • Able to communicate verbally and written at all levels.
  • Must have good telephone manner and be able to speak clearly with good customer service skills.
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Good standard of Windows software.
  • Team player.
  • Able to work unsupervised and be well organised.
  • Care & attention to detail.
  • Enthusiastic & conscientious.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude to work.
  • Able to multitask.

BSW is an Equal Opportunities employer.


  • 21 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • A range of discounts including gym memberships and mobile phone tariffs.

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