Purchasing Administrator (18 Month Fixed Term Contract)

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Date: 16-Jun-2022

Location: Witham, Essex, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.


Role: Purchasing Administrator (Fixed Term Contract)

Location: Witham, Essex

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Role Purpose

Bureau Veritas is a multinational group with capabilities in an extensive range of commodities, providing independent inspection, sampling and testing services 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

As a Purchasing Administrator, your responsibilities will include:


  • Raise purchase orders in accordance with MRP requirements
  • Maintain inventory levels
  • Maintain supplier and price files
  • Match invoice and delivery notes
  • Process invoices on BV system
  • Process purchase requisitions in accordance with sign off matrix
  • Expedite order acknowledgements
  • Sourcing new parts and suppliers
  • Raising payment requests
  • Monitor maintenance contracts


Why work for Bureau Veritas?

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging culture, where individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their true potential. After all, we have been certified as a UK Top Employer for the last nine years in a row.


At Bureau Veritas you can benefit from a busy and varied environment, working with market leaders across a wide range of sectors including but not limited to: Agriculture & Food, Metals & Minerals, Oil & Gas and Marine Fuel.


Our network of laboratories, strategically located in key trading locations around the world, provide precision analytical testing to both internationally recognized standards and customer specific methodologies across the main industries. 


Professional inspection services are critical whenever the custody of goods transfers between buyers, sellers and traders. To assist with a seamless transition, Bureau Veritas has highly skilled professionals ‘on the ground’ in all major transit and trading locations. We offer localized expertise in a range of technologically advanced inspection and sampling services.


What does it take to apply?

  • Excellent attention to detail – able to follow precise details
  • Good communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Flexible and able to work around workload demands
  • Experience as Purchasing Administrator or similar preferred




Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.