Date posted: 08 Dec 2021

Securing success in some of the world’s most demanding environments isn’t just down to Chelton’s failsafe, pioneering technology. From aerospace and defence communications through to navigation and electronic warfare, it’s all driven by the people behind it.

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team.

As a Purchasing Assistant, you will be expected to work closely with the Operational Procurement Manager, expediting daily procurement activities. 

The right candidate will ideally have previous Expeditor, procurement or office administration experience.

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor status of scheduled deliveries to ensure on time delivery to manufacturing need date
  • Raising, placing and expediting purchase orders
  • Maintain production planning, scheduling, and inventory control system (MRP - Material Requirements Planning)
  • Act as day to day point of contact for suppliers to resolve stock and delivery issues
  • Query resolution
  • Locating and tracking tooling within the business and in the Supply Chain
  • Continually monitor, evaluate and report on the performance of suppliers
  • Ensure timely disposition and return of any non-conforming supplier material 
  • Support the procurement team Supply Chain Management team to create a more effective working environment

Person Specification

  • Highly motivated self-starter, proactive, organized, with a sense of urgency and "can do" attitude
  • Attention to detail, ability to perform detailed follow-through
  • Previous Procurement experience within a manufacturing environment is an advantage
  • Results orientated#
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to prioritise challenging workloads


  • Competitive salary 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.