Procurement Officer - Buyer/Planner

Park Place Technologies
North London, London
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

As a role of the PPT Supply Chain, this position is responsible for the execution of the daily P1 Buying/Planning as assigned. Key to sustained business growth, these activities require the ability to plan for and source from Suppliers both domestically and internationally. In a demanding, fast-paced work environment, this hands-on role will be accountable for P1, buying and planning, as well as managing customer site inventories, Supplier selections (as assigned) and daily priority order fulfillment. The incumbent will assure focus on the successful execution of global spare parts planning for new and existing service contracts, daily P1 activity and replenishments of product. A key outcome of this role shall be the timely procurement, availability and delivery of computer hardware equipment, products, and components needed in support of the PPT Supply Chain strategies and achieve the annual objectives of the business at the best total cost and quality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Fully understand spare parts requirements for new maintenance contracts.

-Shall assure the creation and execution of competitive P1 bids, determines best sourcing option(s), negotiate best overall cost and place orders with Suppliers in order to achieve lowest possible total cost consistent with quality, reliability and delivery.

-Assures to utilize approved external Suppliers on direct fulfillment of purchase orders to endure product reaches intended destinations in a timely manner and in accordance with local or export compliance rules when required.

-Work in partnership with Sourcing to develop strategic Supplier relationships while serving as primary, day to day liaison with those Suppliers.

-With focus on internaland external customer satisfaction, the team member shall partner with internal departments (e.g. Logistics, Accounting, Warehousing, Transport, Inventory Management)

-Shall assure team members’ accurate recording of procured product in financial systems and resolve discrepencies related to receiving or billing.

-Shall provide timely reviews/analysis of customer maintenance contracts in order to determine the location for spare parts stocking to meet the contract start date, service level afreement and cost objectives.

-Shall provide thorough evaluation of contract terminations and their impact to existing stocking plans as may be assigned.

-Work closely with Product Development and related areas (e.g. L3, Call Center, etc.) in order to determine service parts strategy for product new to the roadmap, late model, low volume and high-end equipment.

-Initiate and implement effective manner to set-up part acquisition and purchase requisition within the company business systems based on approved specs and negotiated pricing with Supplier.

-Make data-driven decisions and drive continuous improvement in P1 activity and directing improvements to reducing P1 shipments by 25% year-over-year through a balance between inventory and key Suppliers while working collaboratively with Inventory/Materials team.

-Enforce shipping policies with Suppliers to ensure quality packaging and timely arrival of shipments.

-Develop and utilize Supplier Management "Best Practices" to proactively manage the business and its Suppliers.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Additional duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


  • B.S./B.A. in Business, Finance, Accounting, Computer Science or related field.
  • MBA is preferred.


  • Preferred 3-5 years’ industry experience with purchasing, planning, or strategic Procurement and P1 experience in an IT/Hardware environment setting.
  • A solid advocate to P1 Buyer/Planner vision and able to strengthen the bench through its deployment.
  • Experience in the 3rd party hardware service industry preferred.
  • General knowledge of information technology services preferred.
  • Comprehensive experience with corporate business systems and tools.