AJ Scott

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As a dynamic business we recruit new staff regularly. Details of vacancies will be posted here.

Senior Buyer

A & J Scott Ltd are looking for an ambitious experienced Senior Buyer to support the Board in growing our business based at Wooperton, near Alnwick in Northumberland.

Role & Responsibilities

Responsible for the day to day management of our Indirect Purchasing Department with focus on continuous progress within purchasing

Manage and continuously review the purchase order system

Identify and negotiate with suppliers, maintaining contracts as necessary

Liaising with maintenance staff regarding their requirements, including any technical information necessary for the purchase of the equipment.

Overseeing service contracts and arranging service level agreements for mobile and fixed plant

Working with our Maintenance Department to manage engineering insurance inspections and ensuring any remedial works are carried out

Purchasing parts, equipment and materials verifying receipt of items

Maintaining appropriate stock levels of key products and critical parts

Maintain supply pricing lists

Monitoring and progressing orders with suppliers

Carry out regular supply reviews. Monitoring supplier performance including maintaining appropriate files and meeting with suppliers

Handling correspondence with supplier regarding over-shipment delivery shortages changes in quantity and delivery dates

Managing the return and credit of any non-conforming items

Resolving disputes and invoice queries

Recording and monitoring warranties

Analysis reporting on purchased items

Skills & Requirements

Professional procurement qualifications (CIPS)

Experienced procurement professional with experience at a senior level

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Proficient in MS Office

Good knowledge of contract law

Strong leader who can influence all levels of the organisation

Please apply with CV to rosemary.bertram@ajscott.co.uk 


Maintenance Engineer

A&J Scott Ltd, an enterprising sawmilling company based in Northumberland are seeking to recruit an experienced mechanical, maintenance or multi skilled engineer with a mechanical bias to join the engineering team who look after a modern automated processing facility.

The candidate should have served a recognized apprenticeship or have relevant qualifications for the discipline. The applicant should also be able to demonstrate a logical approach to mechanical/engineering repairs, fault finding and be able to communicate well with other members of the workforce.

The site operates 24 hours 7 days a week with engineering cover working a 5-day week with optional overtime on both day shift and night shift. Each member of the engineering department should be self-motivated.

Please apply with CV - Marked FAO Mr S Yates, to timber@ajscott.co.uk 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £30,000 - £36,000 Per Annum based on age and experience


360 Operator

Due to the increase in Productivity A&J Scott Ltd are looking to recruit a 360 Log Handling Operator at its highly mechanised sawmill situated between Alnwick and Wooler. Experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be available.

The company operates on a shift basis so you will need the ability to self-motivate, but as part of a team.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

Please apply with CV to timber@ajscott.co.uk