Working at Xylem

Purchasing Administrator – 12 month FTC

  • Expertise: business support
  • Regio: Cirencester, United Kingdom

Xylem |ˈzīləm|     1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;     2) a leading global water technology company.     Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues. Xylem is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at​.


Job Summary:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in Quenington on 12 month fixed term contract supporting the Purchasing team. 


  • Process supplier purchase order confirmations
  • Update and amend purchase orders in ERP
  • Expedite delivery dates from suppliers
  • Monitor & progress supplier delivery dates and communicate with suppliers
  • Maintain supplier pricing and other information within ERP system
  • Prepare various reports, as & when required
  • Ensure supplier import documentation is accurate and received on time


  • Previous administrative experience working in a busy office environment (Purchase team preferable)
  • Experience of Microsoft Office software to a high standard
  • Experience of an ERP/MRP system.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise your own work, meet deadlines.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team.


Why Work at Xylem!     We offer you a creative and international environment where you get the opportunity to focus on your personal and professional development together with committed and helpful colleagues. Engage as a volunteer through Xylem´s business program for community initiatives Xylem Watermark:       Everyone’s equal value     We want people, regardless of skin color, age, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity, to feel at home, not just at Xylem, but everywhere in the world. For us, diversity, equality, and inclusion mean more than just a policy or a set of methods. Diversity, equality, and inclusion are fundamental parts of our corporate culture and a key to long-term growth.     


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