Student type: Graduate
Start date:  ASAP
Salary: £20-25K
Location: West Reading
Company overview: 

We are a privately owned manufacturing company based to the West of Reading within easy commuting from the town centre, walking distance from Reading West Station.


Role Description:  The main remit of this role is to provide administrative and practical support to the Operations Manager so that purchasing activities are carried out effectively. This will include raising Purchase Orders; monitoring and responding to emails, as well as stock control and data entry.


This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate or other professional looking to work towards their CIPS qualification.


This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking company with an establish track record of operational excellence.


Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Operations Manager in the day to day management of procurement processes and activities, ensuring optimal supplier performance.

Maintenance of the approved suppliers list

Provide administrative support to the purchasing activities

Working closely with other teams to monitor, report, and control stock levels

Develop and maintain good working relationships with key suppliers and internal teams

Person Specification

Required Competencies (Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Attitude)


Ability to manage a heavy workload and conflicting demands, whilst consistently producing high-quality work to tight deadlines

Good knowledge of Excel

Interpersonal skills

Articulate and professional by phone and email

Time management and prioritisation

Can do attitude

Keeps confidentiality as dealing with sensitive information.


To apply for this placement or for more information, please contact Maria stating your interest, your full name and the vacancy reference.


Please note, you must be fully registered with The YINI scheme to apply.  See the YINI application page to complete an on-line application form if you are not already registered.

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