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Purchasing Administratorat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
Supply Chain
Post Date: 
20 Apr 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Contract Type: 
Permanent (Full-time)
Security Clearance Required: 


Bring your career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your job and future. With revenues of over £1 billion, CDW UK is a leading supplier of IT solutions and services to a broad range of commercial and public sector customers globally.

What you’ll do:

  • Chasing of all overdue Purchase Orders on a daily basis
  • Proactive resourcing of outstanding purchase orders
  • Use of Supplier back order reports and order acknowledgments to ensure our system is updated with as much information as possible
  • Liaise with Sales Team to communicate any issues arising with their orders
  • Cancel and amend orders as necessary, including initiating returns procedures
  • Provide departmental mailbox management when required
  • Take ownership of queries and follow through to completion
  • Develop relationships with all key Suppliers to enable improved ETA accuracy we provide to our sellers / customers
  • Provide cover for other members of the department as necessary and perform other tasks if requested

What you need to succeed:


  • Excellent administration skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well under pressure
  • Highly motivated with ability to work under own initiative, making decisions to benefit CDW (UK) Ltd
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Nice to have:

  • Motivated and driven
  • Ability to be proactive with proactive thinking
  • Self-starter and ability to work on own initiative
  • Positive, enthusiastic and supportive individual
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to take ownership of and progress queries to resolution
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ambitious to grow successful career within CDW
  • Passionate, professional, with a ‘can-do’ attitude at all times

Who we are:

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 


What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers:

CDW is not only the People Who Get IT, but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

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