Purchasing Assistant

DEPARTMENT:    Purchasing


WORKING HOURS:    (Core hours) 36hrs per week.



Street Crane is the UK’s largest producer of overhead cranes and one of world’s volume hoist manufacturers with more than 100 distributors globally.   We currently have a vacancy for a Purchasing Assistant in our busy Purchasing Department, reporting to the Purchasing Manager.  You will be a motivated and personable individual who can work on their own initiative in a high-pressured environment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for order placement and fulfillment
  • Producing supply schedules to support continuity of supply
  • Build and maintain personal and professional relationships with suppliers and internal customers
  • Negotiating with suppliers to agree prices, quantities, and delivery schedules
  • Maintain stock levels as required


Key Skills & Attributes

  • Working toward MCIPS qualification or willing to do so (supported by the business)
  • Experience in a buying capacity preferably in an engineering environment advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good time management with ability to manage busy workload
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Determined and resilient character
  • Knowledge of MRP and computer systems


If this exciting opportunity sounds like something you would like to explore further, please submit your CV along with a covering letter to Sue Hall, HR Manager sue.hall@streetcrane.co.uk or alternatively contact her on +44 7989 133627.  Closing date 01.03.24.