Mandarin Speaking Administration and Purchasing Officer

Job Description

Advancing People Multilingual are now recruiting for a Mandarin Speaking Administration and Purchasing Officer for a successful, global distribution business in London.

This is a great opportunity to join this US owned business at a time of unprecedented success and growth and to join their expanding team working very closely with their Operations Manager.


  • Assisting the Operations Manager in managing the daily operation of the Personnel & Administration Department
  • Maintaining an effective personnel information system for the provision of up-to-date and accurate employee information
  • Co-ordinating staff training and development programs
  • Assisting in conducting the Employee Orientation Program for new employees
  • Administering recruitment processes
  • Administering the payroll system
  • Administering medical and insurance
  • Ensure competent quality execution of all purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining filing system with updated purchasing records, suppliers' data for easy reference and analysis.
  • Sourcing, selecting and negotiating the best purchasing package in terms of quality, price, terms, deliveries and services with suppliers
  • Monitoring and co-ordinating deliveries of items between suppliers to ensure that all items are delivered on time and with the expected quantity and quality.
  • Assisting the Operations Manager to build, and develop Mandarin speaking distributors for the region.
  • Help to translate and/or work with the Marketing department on Chinese marketing tools, websites and social media platforms.

Person Specification:

  • Fluency in Mandarin language is essential
  • Experience of working within an office environment in an administration or purchasing role
  • Eligibility and visa to work in the UK - the company is NOT able to provide sponsorship for this role
  • Very organised with high attention to detail
  • Good telephone skills


In return our client is offering a salary of between £30,000 to £35,000, a London travel allowance and a range of benefits.

Advancing People Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as both an Employment Business and Employment Agency.