Technical Administrator

£23000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
21 Aug 2018
18 Sep 2018
Paul Simcox
Buyer, Mechanical
Contract Type
Full Time
Technical Administrator to £25k + benefits

Tamworth, Staffordshire

Our client has been established for almost 25 years and specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of highest quality integrated automation and materials handling solutions to a diverse range of industry sectors, and as a result of continued success and a planned program of strategic growth, they are now seeking to recruit a local and experienced Technical Administrator to complement their established and successful team.

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the successful candidate will support and take an active role in all aspects of Technical Administration allied to the purchasing and material control activity within the business, undertaking a range of administration activities as well as being involved in the purchasing of a wide range of commodities in line with company policy and updating purchase orders with vendor acknowledgements as required.

You will be responsible for the expediting and de-expediting of materials in order to ensure on-time supply and raising to management level any delays likely to affect production, whilst maintaining a list of prospective vendors and materials as well as associated material movement data / charts.

You will investigate and evaluate potential new vendors and maintain accurate vendor price / lead-time files as well as auditing both new and existing vendors and maintaining supply contracts, and will additionally compile RFQ packages (including drawings and specifications) and assist the Purchasing Manager as required on daily and project work.

Essentially, as Technical Administrator, you will be able to read Technical and Engineering drawings and will have an appreciation of Mechanical Engineering.

You will assist in achieving cost reduction in line with department objectives as well as the warehouse team with booking materials in and out, and will control Engineering Drawing releases, ensuring all suppliers work to latest drawings and controlling associated inventory levels including Kan Ban ensuring targets are achieved and stock outs are avoided.

Able to consistently pay strong attention to detail, you will maintain data in conjunction with ISO 9001 requirements e.g. Engineering change data, and identify and see through to conclusion, cost down opportunities in conjunction with Supplier/Engineering and the end customer.

To be considered for this varied and challenging Technical Administrator opportunity within an internationally renowned operation offering genuine scope for career progression within a stable and professional environment, it is envisaged that you will be qualified to at least A level standard and demonstrate high levels of computer literacy along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels and be an all-round good team player with a flexible and adaptable approach and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Contact the Purchasing Team at Premier Technical Recruitment on 01827 68400 or email your cv to for a confidential discussion regarding your requirements.

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