Purchasing Administrator

Who are we

Ceres is a fuel cell technology and engineering company whose aim is to bring cleaner and cheaper energy to businesses, homes and vehicles. We are working with world-leading partners to embed our SteelCell™ technology in mass-market energy products for the commercial, residential and transportation markets.

Our world-leading, fuel-flexible SteelCell™ can generate power from conventional fuels like natural gas and from sustainable fuels like biogas, ethanol or hydrogen at very high efficiency. Made from mass-market and widely available materials, the SteelCell™ is inherently cost-effective, robust and scalable. It is an ideal technology to tackle air pollution and climate change as it significantly lowers carbon emissions and pollutants, lowers running costs and can enable renewables. 

With the success of our technology across Europe and Internationally, we have an exciting future ahead of us, therefore we are seeking great people to join Ceres who have the desire to make a significant difference within an innovative, expanding and rewarding environment.


Purpose of the Job:

You will be working within a busy Procurement and Supply Chain team in a wide range of support activities. Great team work and communication skills will be needed to liaise daily with suppliers and internal customers at Ceres.


Key Accountabilities:

  • To support the Procurement Team with day-to-day administrative duties as required
  • Run automated reports such as the ‘Purchase Requisition Report’ then create requisitions and release orders to suppliers for a range of goods and services
  • Expediting suppliers by confirming PO acceptance (able to run ‘Sent report’) and delivery date and monitoring progress. Informing stakeholders of updated delivery information. (Able to run ‘late delivery’ report in MRP and interact with the system to update new information)
  • Check and solve discrepancies between PR’s, PO’s and delivered parts (Eg wrong quantity) and work with the suppliers where required to trace missing paperwork and resolve problems
  • Liaise with finance department to confirm invoices and match to relevant PO’s
  • Support ad hoc purchase requests using Procurement credit card in line with the process
  • Support sourcing activities by identifying alternative suppliers and seeking quotations as required
  • Maintain MRP database with valid vendor and planning data

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Evidence of a solid secondary education. For example, GSCE or ‘A’ levels in Maths and English
  • Experience in a purchasing role or similar clerical role which can demonstrate attention to detail, clerical and IT skills
  • Good computer skill in applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work upon own initiative within agreed parameters, and highly reliable


  • 1 to 3 years' experience in a purchasing administrator or similar role 
  • Full, clean driving licence



We welcome applications from candidates who are also fluent in Korean, Mandarin, Chinese or German as well as from those who have experience of working or living within these countries and cultures. 


Application closing date:    28 March 2021