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Buyer

  • Buyer
  • NG8, Nottingham
  • £23,500 per annum, with regular, defined increases
  • Full time, Permanent

 

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Product planning and procurement (60%)
  • Facilitate best value stock procurement maintaining lean inventory levels using business systems
  • Manage reactive workflow from both Sales and Contracts team
  • Negotiating favourable terms and agreements with vendors, partners and service providers
  • Processing purchase orders in accordance with company terms and conditions
  • Establishing relationships with a global supply chain ensuring best value and compliance whilst promoting strong ethical and co-operative values

Bid support (20%)

  • Supply market and product knowledge/pricing for new bids
  • Facilitate sustainable, best value costing and innovative supply solutions for Sale
  • Investigating Repair, Warranty, Manufacturer solutions
  • Work with bid team on stock level and location planning in line with budget and Service constraints

Management & Reporting (10%)

  • Provide and report on KPI’s for the department (purchasing effectiveness, reduced stock valuation etc.)
  • Act on Excess and Obsolete (E&O) stock reports to provide strategies for future minimization and suggest tactical solutions for excess clearance back in to supply chain
  • Other business analysis reporting related to procurement and inventory management as required
  • Product management (10%)
  • Work with other functions to manage enterprise product part number database integrity
  • Management of product costing database to improve bid response

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Procurement experience
  • Strong negotiation and inter-personal skills
  • Good commercial acumen and awareness of financial & budgetary terms
  • Experience using ERP systems, Microsoft Excel and/or web based ordering systems
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • An active team player
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
  • Evidence of exceeding personal performance targets
  • Customer oriented

 

Hours of work:

37.5 hours – Monday to Friday 9 am to 5.30 pm with a one hour unpaid lunch break. 

Benefits:

  • Initial salary of 23,500pa rising to £25,000 after year 1 and £27,000 after year 2. The company will pay for CIPS training and a qualification roadmap
  • 25 days holidays plus Bank Holidays
  • Additional ½ day birthday holiday
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Death in service (2 x salary)
  • Employee Cash Plan (including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, contribution to everyday healthcare and complementary therapies, 24 x7 access to Virtual GP, stress management, counselling, access to 1000s of retailer discounts)
  • Regular away days and social events
  • Quarterly and annual awards

 

Administrator

Our client is seeking to appoint an experienced Contracts Administrator to join their Planning team to support the on-boarding process for new contracts. This role supports the bid team who quote for new business.

This is not your bog standard admin role – you need to think on your feet and have a ‘can do’ attitude. You will be computer literate and proficient at Excel, be a real team player and be able to work at a fast pace but to a consistently high standard with a real appreciation on the need to deliver against customer SLAs.

You must have an eye for detail and a desire to learn. This is an office based role within a friendly and supportive team, is full time and based in Nottingham. Full training will be provided.

  • Nottingham
  • £19,500 per annum 
  • Full time, office based, permanent 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Planning function with:
  • Bill of materials production
  • Production and maintenance of parts lists database
  • Produce specific BOM’s for contracted asset base
  • Analyse contracted database to extract and interpret relevant technical information relating to specific make-up of systems Contracts Planning
  • Using tools and guidelines, plan which spares are to be held and where for support of systems under contract
  • Planning Queries
  • Assist Customer Support and Service Teams with planning queries 
  • Support the bid function with a longer term aim of producing customer contract quotations

Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in a similar role is essential!
  • This is a really busy role in a busy team so you must enjoy working at a fast pace but with high levels of accuracy.
  • You must be PC literate, particularly in the use of Excel.
  • Willing to learn and to be able to apply initiative to solve problems.

 

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Our client is seeking to appoint an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk, reporting into the Finance Manager. The main areas of responsibility are working through the whole purchase ledger process, from purchase order to invoices and reconciliations.

Location: Wollaton

Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum

Hours: Mon-Fri - 9.00am - 5.30pm

Permanent 

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Raise purchase orders and code for non-stock items e.g. carriage and overheads
  • Supplier statement reconciliations
  • Raise mid and month end payment runs
  • Daily interface of invoices and credits raised on ERP system into finance system
  • Purchase invoice processing (log and match)
  • Chase RMAs and follow through to obtain credit note from supplier
  • Month end procedures and ledger management including month end control checks e.g. debit balances, GRNI, review purchase ledger
  • Match Barclaycard payments to invoices and ensure purchase orders raised
  • Paypal administration of receipts and payments 
  • Setting up new supplier accounts and maintaining existing account details

Knowledge & Key Skills

  • Accounts payable > 2 years experience in an SME environment
  • Good IT skills, especially on Excel
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to changing demands
  • Self Motivated & Confident in your approach with ability to work on your own
  • Excellent communication skills • Solid team working skills Desirable Skills • Experience and understanding of I.T. Familiar with Microsoft Dynamics desirable but not essential 

 

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