Contract Procurement / Purchasing Specialist (6 month contract)
Procurement/purchasing specialist (6 month contract, possible extension!)
Up to £23k
This is a 6 month role due to some absence in the department and a high workload. If a permanent opportunity was to arise you’d be in a great position to be considered. The company are fast growing and successful and you’d be joining a great team!
This is a generalist purchasing role where you’ll:
- Place and track orders and build relationships with suppliers
- Regularly check back order/availability/potential stock-out reports, and take action as required
- Work with suppliers and forwarders to arrange regular shipments and plan economical shipments where possible
- Resolve related issues
- Liaise warehouses to ensure swift receipt of goods, advising when a shipment needs special priority to fulfil back orders etc.
- Assist with QC sample arrangements, problematic items and work with supplier to resolve such issues
- Liaise with Finance departments to make sure payments are made correctly in a timely fashion, tracking credit/debit notes.
We are looking for someone with:
- Experience in direct procurement and / or commodity management
- Working knowledge of procurement best practice
- A continuous drive to improve procurement and planning processes
- Excellent prioritisation skills
- The ability to plan and organise effectively
- Good analytical and problem solving skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Good level of literacy and numeracy
- Good verbal and written English language skills
- Driven and committed
- Flexible and able to work as part of a team
- Able to manage own workload to meet targets and deadlines
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