Purchasing Administrator

The Company 

Laila’s Fine Foods is a leading UK ready meal manufacturer and has been providing quality chilled and frozen meals to leading retail and foodservice organisations for over 30 years. The key to our success can be attributed to the winning combination of great food and experience coupled with continuous innovation to meet future customer trends and demands.

We are looking to add a first-class Purchasing Administrator to our team – strong administrative skills are essential.

Duties will include

  • Supporting the Purchasing Director with the overall procurement business strategy
  • Sourcing new products and negotiating with suppliers to secure the best deals
  • Analysing past sales and raising orders with suppliers
  • Attending supplier meetings (both internally and externally)
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding deliveries (and late deliveries)
  • Contacting suppliers regarding credits for damaged products or items missing from deliveries
  • Booking in deliveries from external suppliers
  • Setting up new products on internal inventory system
  • General stock management and liaison with internal departments


  • Familiarity with Microsoft office and some experience of Excel Spreadsheets
  • General commercial awareness
  • Clear, confident telephone manner
  • Experience as Purchasing Assistant or Junior Buyer are desirable
  • A Level standard of education and/or purchasing qualification would be advantageous
  • Experience as Purchasing Assistant or Junior Buyer are desirable but not essential

Personal Qualities

  • Good communication skills with some negotiating experience
  • Analytical approach with attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and driven, with a desire to learn and progress
  • Ability to work independently, can use own initiative when required

If you are a string administrator with a good eye for detail who is looking for a chance to work in a fun, fast paced office then send us your CV via the email david.beaver@lailasfinefoods.co.uk