Careers at Commercial

Purchasing Assistant - Interiors



Closing Date






Available on request

Working Hours

Full-Time 37.5 hours per week


We currently have a vacancy based from our Head Office in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire for a Purchasing Assistant within our Interiors Division. This is a very busy department looking after the furniture requirements of small, medium and large clients who procure their office furniture through Commercial Interiors. Our aim is to create inspirational working environments. The clients we have gained and maintained over the years expect the highest standards of Customer Service which we take a pride in delivering.

We provide the following services to our valued clients:

  • Initial meetings to evaluate our client’s furniture requirements
  • Full CAD planning and 3D visual representations
  • Complete fit out of offices including furniture, partitioning, carpets, ceiling, air conditioning etc
  • Product sourcing from in excess of 25 of the top furniture manufacturers in the UK
  • Professional installation of furniture
  • Project Management

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaise with all manufacturers on a daily basis
  • Produce an electronic weekly delivery schedule for the furniture installation team
  • Set up all new products required by the Furniture Line Consultants
  • Place all furniture orders with appropriate manufacturer via fax, phone or electronically
  • Ensure all outstanding orders are on track for due dates and communicate any discrepancies to internal staff
  • Monitor any returns and ensure they are collected by Manufacturers
  • Maintain a library of updated furniture products
  • To act as the main point of contact between manufacturers and Commercial Interiors staff
  • To update all staff on the progress of furniture deliveries thus ensuring products arrive with customers on desired dates
  • To produce daily performance sales figures, record them electronically and distribute them to designated staff

Person specification:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent), including Maths & English
  • Previous administration and customer service experience
  • A driven individual looking for a challenging and varied role
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to manage busy workload and prioritise
  • Microsoft Office proficient


  • Competitive basic salary
  • 25 days holiday per annum (plus bank holidays)
  • We also offer other benefits including a Company contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week to be worked between the hours of 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday. However, occasional overtime may be required to meet the demands of the business.


Commercial Group was established in 1991 and has since grown to become the largest independently owned Business Services Group in the UK. Today, comprising of 6 divisions; Managed IT, Office Supplies, Interiors, Managed Print Services, Technology Supplies and Print, the £65m turnover Company is renowned for delivering superior quality product, service and consultancy to business nationwide.

We are currently embarking on exciting and ambitious growth plans to grow to a turnover of £70m by 2019 so we need talented people to support this growth. We understand that superior performance starts and ends with our people; people with passion who like to make a difference and most importantly love what they do. If you would like to be a part of this exciting journey then we would love to hear from you!