Cramlington, U.K.
Posted 9 months ago

About Avid

AVID is a leader in the design and manufacture of electrified powertrain and advanced thermal management systems for heavy-duty and high-performance electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV) and in reducing vehicle emissions.

Opportunity Timeframes and Context

Looking for the successful candidate to start, on a full time basis from early February 2021

A permanent role to initially cover a period of maternity leave, however, after this to join a supply chain team looking to take supplier development and management to ever improving levels of performance, introducing vendor managed inventory, cost reduction, quality and OTDIF improvements.

Candidate requirements

Will have significant experience in a purchasing / buying and purchase order management role (stock level control and supplier management).

Can work independently, however understands the need to engage as a key point of contact for all internal departments and suppliers. Is fully aware and responsive to internal and external customer needs and the role parts availability plays in a manufacturing business.

Has an attitude, which takes problems as a challenge and an opportunity to improve business performance and not as an inconvenience.

Has experience of use of and a mindset that ERP systems are an integral tool in effective purchase order book management. Sage 200 / Sicon operational knowledge would be preferred but is not essential if significant ERP/MRP systems knowledge and experience can be demonstrated.

Is familiar with manufacturing operations processes and methods, ideally electrical and mechanical assemblies but not essential if general and relevant manufacturing process knowledge can be demonstrated.

Summary of the role

To take responsibility for the purchasing of materials using the MRP system, reviewing action messages and interrogating MRP data. In addition, be responsible for expediting activities within the department, communicating any late deliveries to the production team or project teams and Supply Chain Manager.

  • Monitor parts availability, run trial kits and communicate any delays or component shortages to the relevant departments
  • Build relationships with suppliers and subcontractors, negotiate pricing and agree best possible lead times to satisfy production needs
  • Support request for quotation reviews
  • Assist with supplier non-conformance in relation to purchased materials
  • Assist with inventory management activities and cycle counting
  • Coordinate supplier deliveries, UK and overseas
  • Assist with bill of materials costing and bill of material creation
  • Coordinate, monitor and track free issue materials
  • Manage supplier/sub contract orders
  • Housekeeping of ERP database


£25k – £30k depending on experience.

How to Apply

In the first instance, please forward a written application, including your cv and details of your current salary to:

HR Officer, AVID Technology Ltd, Unit 3D Admiral Business Park, Nelson Industrial Estate, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 1WG.

Or via email on

AVID is based in Cramlington, Northumberland; Cramlington is approximately 10 miles to the north of the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The town has excellent transport links with bus and rail services into Newcastle and is near to Newcastle Airport. It is also close to the beautiful Northumberland countryside and coastline.

The North East of England is recognised as a great place to live and work with relatively low living costs compared to the rest of the UK and the benefits of the fantastic countryside and open spaces. For more information about living and working in the North East of England please visit

Job Features

Job CategoryAdministration, Purchasing

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