Purchasing Controller

Whurk Recruitment
£27000 - £32000/annum
12 Jul 2017
10 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a global success story with a footprint across the globe. We have a requirement for an experienced Purchasing Controller to join the busy HQ facility in Tyne & Wear.

The Purchase Controller is the lead person involved in the day to day running of the Purchase department, reporting directly to the General Manager. The Purchase Controller is expected to provide advice, support and direction to Operational and Indirect departments in terms of the purchasing of items and services. In some cases, the Purchase Controller will be required to lead RFI’s and RFQ’s for major spend items. The Purchase Controller will be involved in the control and coordination of the major Contracts with our key suppliers. There is also an expectation that the Purchase Controller will arrange support for the Finance department to ensure supplier payments (via invoicing) are fully complaint and stored for easy retrieval. The Purchase Controller will promote best practice in terms of purchase techniques, controls, ethics and spending integrity, across all areas of the business, at all times.

Main Duties include:
To carry out the Purchasing of services and supplies required to support company Operations and Project development work.

To use the appropriate Purchasing method for Contracted and ad hoc spends, resulting in recommendations that are competitive and in-line with the company’s needs and procedures.

To define and oversee the implementation of procedures and systems related to the Purchasing department.

To work with other Business Units to ensure expenditure needs are planned and procured in a timely manner.

To develop the Consumable Store to support Operational and Indirect areas.

To control the day to day activities and needs of the Purchase Officer and Purchase Administrator.

To develop the Purchase Officer and Purchase Administrator in their duties; to ensure best working practices, compliance to Company procedures and good internal and external communications.

To develop preferred Supplier panels, as required.

To identify the largest spends and ensure Contracts are in place and adhered to.

To ensure that the filing systems are clear and robust in terms of retrieval and accuracy. Including the electronic files.

To promote the Purchasing processes and support/guide those that are delinquent.

To be aware of the external supplier market in terms of potential alternatives and new technologies.

To be able to react quickly to ad hoc Purchase requests.

To negotiate with suppliers on prices and service level agreements.

To maintain a clear Master Schedule of key Purchasing tasks.

To prepare monthly Purchasing reports and ad hoc reports as required.

To become involved in Compliance and Governance issues, as required.

This is a full time permanent role, and we are interested in candidates that can clearly demonstrate experience in all of the above fields and have a CIPS Qualification. We expect applications from candidates with experience gained withing a Logistics operation