MPL Goods inwards & Purchasing

Job Title: MPL Goods inwards & Purchasing
Reporting to: Operations Manager
Role Objective: Control the goods inwards area ensuring paperwork and RedAnt bookings are carried out promptly, when necessary, purchase items required by ASEP staff.

Goods In 

  • Booking in supplier deliveries checking quantities match delivery notes
  • Wrapping parts for delivery to supplier or customer producing relevant documentation
  • Liaise with in-house / external transport companies for delivery / collection of subcontract or finished parts.
  • Work with suppliers regarding delivery of material and communicate any lead time changes to the planning function as required.
  • Be the point of contact for site visitors.
  • Maintain the GI area in a tidy and organised manner.
  • Support stock-taking activities with count sheets and data entry.


  • Preparation and placement of purchase orders for products and services to support all areas of Alcon Special Engineering Products (ASEP)
  • Contacting potential suppliers to gain cost and delivery info
  • Gaining financial approval from MD or manager for purchase.
  • Chasing supplier delivery performance

Experience in purchasing / expediting in a fast-moving automotive or sub-con environment

Working hours:
Mon – Thurs: 8:00 – 17:00 1/2hr lunch
Fri: 8:00 – 14:00 no lunch break

The Candidate: 

  • Good PC software literacy
  • Collaborative team member
  • Will have worked in a similar role within a fast-moving production environment, preferably in automotive, aerospace or military industry.
  • To be production-focused where availability and supply are essential.
  • Excellent people, combined with strong communication and organisation skills, are required to control the Goods Inwards area and manage the purchasing function.