Mandarin Purchasing Administrator

  • Job Reference: LHMPA
  • Date Posted: 26 June 2018
  • Recruiter: Advancing People Ltd
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £18,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Advancing People Recruitment is currently working alongside an Electrical Accessories company who due to company growth are seeking a Purchasing Administrator who is fluent in mandarin to join their team.

Our client is offering a great opportunity for an Administrative Assistant to work within the Purchasing/Supply Chain Department to provide general administrative assistance and liaison with Far East suppliers.


  • Liaising with overseas (mainly Far East) suppliers on stock availability, delivery times, purchase order queries, payment queries, packaging and artwork queries etc.
  • To assist in preparing, inputting and raising of all purchase orders, ensuring cost prices and MOQ's are correct (obtain and confirm prices, delivery lead times, chasing) and booking-in of goods onto the system once received
  • To liaise with freight forwarders/shipping agents on shipments (air & sea), tracking shipments, delivery times and update system and inform relevant departments
  • To liaise with warehouse in respect to booking-in containers
  • To maintain accurate and up to date filing
  • To prepare all C&E documents for shipments
  • Tracking shipments
  • Contacting local suppliers for resourcing


  1. Essential to be able to write and speak or Mandarin
  2. Previous administrative experience
  3. Highly numerate
  4. Computer literate specifically Excel
  5. Good communication skills
  6. Methodical, organised & multi-tasking
  7. Accuracy and attention to detail
  8. Deals well with pressure, meeting deadlines and problem-solving
  9. Hard working, self-motivating & able to work on own initiative

In return, our client is offering a salary of £18,000 DOE with excellent KPI bonus and benefits.

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