Careers at Viridian Solar


International Purchasing Coordinator

Salary: 28-32k (full-time equivalent) depending on qualifications/experience

Reporting To: Operations Director

Location: Papworth, Cambridgeshire.

Viridian is a UK manufacturer at the forefront of the transition to clean, green, renewable energy.

From our headquarters near Cambridge we design, stock, market and support our of roof-integrated solar roofing products. These are mostly used in the new-build housing sector to help developers meet higher energy-efficiency regulations.

We are looking for someone special to join our team and administer purchasing and import/export. This is currently a role for 5 mornings a week, and we can be flexible with the exact times of work and will also consider candidates who want to work full-time.

You will be responsible for purchasing of products manufactured for us by subcontract partners in the Far East. Using historic sales patterns and forecasts from the sales team you will make judgements on buying requirements. With the orders in place, you will see our products through Customs into the UK and Europe to our warehouses or direct to customers. Experience in commercial purchasing, import/export and good knowledge of VAT are essential. The ideal candidate would also have a working knowledge of Mandarin.


  • Maintaining minimum stock levels in UK and EU stores
  • Liaising with UK / EU warehouses
  • Placing orders with international and local suppliers using Sage 50
  • Ensuring goods clear customs
  • Communicating with our suppliers on technical specification changes


  • Forecasting demand for products by liaising with our larger customers, the sales team, and analysing recent delivery trends
  • Monitoring stock turn rates and reporting
  • Placing orders
  • Filing QC reports recieved from suppliers
  • Maintaining accurate records and Purchase Order files Import records
  • Liaising with our freight forwarding companies and customers


  • Very organised and accurate
  • Ability to work well on your own and in a team
  • Good communicator verbal and written word
  • Computer literate with experience of Sage 50
  • Experience in Import and Export, and knowledge of VAT
  • A personality that contributes to the office environment
  • Mandarin speaker would be a bonus

Please send your CV with salary expectations to:

Operations Director, Viridian Solar, Atlas Building, 68 Stirling Way, Papworth, Cambs. CB23 3GY