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Purchasing & Supply Chain Coordinator

Type of work

permanent full time

Do you have proven experience of managing a purchase order process through to completion? Are you able to record and monitor supply chain data and documents with ease? Are you looking for a role that you can make your own and grow going forward? If so, we have an opportunity for a Purchasing & Supply Chain Coordinator to join an established industry specialist in Boroughbridge on a permanent, full time basis. Our client has steadily grown throughout the years to now being known across their industry as the go to expert, delivering high quality and innovative solutions to their clients across the UK. They offer a range of services and are now seeking a new member of the team to come in and take control of their purchasing processes, ensuring that supply chain goals align with business and sales objectives. Ideally, you will have proven experience of coordinating or supply chain/purchasing processes, with a strong focus on purchase order management, purchasing data, and document handling/recording. If you have experience of supplier onboarding, negotiation and management then this could also be the role for you! You will be analytically minded and have a good concept of how a smooth and detail orientated supply chain process effects a business’ performance and overall success. If you have a growth mindset, have quality communication skills, and high levels of attention to detail, this could be the role for you!

Purchasing & Supply Chain Coordinator Duties:

  • Monitor and manage the purchasing process for the business, utilising internal software including Sage.
  • Working in line with internal purchasing policies and guidelines, promoting best practices across the business.
  • Manage purchase order documents accurately, ensuring they are recorded on the database.
  • Monitor purchasing budgets, working in a cost effective manner to achieve goals.
  • Investigate and resolve any purchasing errors or discrepancies that arise.
  • Create and implement an overall purchasing strategy for the business, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Take a proactive approach to cost saving processes, whilst ensuing supplier performance is maintained and client requirements are fulfilled.
  • Review supply chain performance and implement process improvements when required.
  • Communicate with various business stakeholders to advise on supply chain performance, goals, processes as well as product information.
  • Manage purchasing processes for internal business equipment and action any maintenance/repairs as required.
  • Manage business telecoms contracts as required.
  • Ensure that overseas purchasing processes are actioned in line with import/export legislation.
  • Identify opportunities for bulk purchasing initiatives in order to achieve maximum cost effectiveness.
  • Continuously assess supplier performance, ensuring any reduction in performance levels are highlighted and amended.
  • Identify potential supply chain risks to the business, putting remedial processes as required.
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers in order to achieve optimum performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Process and monitor employee timesheets to ensure accuracy and compliance fulfilment.
  • Complete business mileage log reconciliation processes.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Proven background of managing a purchase order process.
  • Systems and computer savvy, able to use packages such as Sage, Dynamics365 etc (or similar).
  • Quality communication skills, able to liaise with internal and external partners/stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Have an analytical, logical mindset and be able to solve problems and reduce risks.

As Purchasing & Supply Chain Coordinator you will receive a salary of between £28,000 - £30,000 per annum, working 8:30am to 5pm Monday – Thursday, with an earlier finish at 4pm on a Friday! This will be a full time office based position, working in a friendly team who work well together to achieve personal and company goals. You will also have access to a benefits package which includes the likes of private healthcare, rising holiday allowance scheme and of course, company pension. Apply for this role today if you have the skills we are looking for!

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