Central Purchasing Admin Apprentice

      The Ability Matters Group (AMG) is a market leading international healthcare products and services provider, operating primarily in areas that enhance mobility and accessibility including orthotics, prosthetics and wheelchairs. We have in excess of 60 sites across the UK and Ireland, as well as operations in France, The Netherlands and Sweden; employing approximately 700+ staff.

      Job Summary:

      To perform administrative tasks as part of the Central Purchasing team of AMG mainly but not limited to direct and indirect material procurement, supplier management, inventory control and returned product analysis

      Key responsibilities and tasks:

      • Place PO’s for direct and indirect materials including consumables, flammables and work-wear.
      • Help to maintain Item Cards with latest supplier information such as lead- time and pricing.
      • Ensure all PO’s on back order are checked regularly so as to meet expected delivery dates,
      • Ensure that all PO’s placed are accurate and in-line with agreed purchasing processes and working capital targets,
      • Continually review aged stock with a view to highlighting opportunities or concerns,
      • Work with the Product Management and Commercial teams with regards to new product introduction/ promotions.


      Delivery of the apprenticeship programme will take place at Abingdon & Witney College, one day per week for ten weeks.

      The apprenticeship will be delivered over a period of approximately 15 -18 months. Following completion of the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will receive a Level 3 Business Administrator Standard.

      Skills & Personal Attributes:

      The position requires the job holder to possess:

      • Experience in a similar role or Customer Service environment.
      • Experience with working with suppliers to ensure service lead times are achieved
      • Able to build and develop effective relationships with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • Demonstrable ability to analyse, review and improve processes.
      • Precise attention to detail and methodical approach to work
      • Able to prioritise, plan and organise efficiently
      • Robust judgement and ability to make sound decisions
      • Self-motivated and uses initiative
      • Attitude of continuous improvement
      • Confidential and professional
      • Remains calm under pressure
      • Flexible working style
      • Strong analytical skills
      • High degree of numeracy
      • Excellent organisational abilities
      • Experience of working within the medical device industry and an understanding of ISO13485 preferable.

      To apply for the position, or for further information, please email your CV and covering letter to

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