Purchasing Officer - Notts City

SF Group
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The SF Group are recruiting for a business located in the heart of Nottingham City. This is an exceptionally dynamic role to match the vibrant company! The are recruiting for a Purchasing Officer to join the team where you will be working in a stand alone role but alongside the finance team, so you won't be on your own!

The role includes leading or supporting on procurement activities: sourcing, negotiating, analysis, monitoring & control and contract management. It demands close working relations with internal clients and liaison with external partners.

What will you be doing?

  • Taking direction from internal clients to lead on sourcing of product lines and equipment
  • To provide analytical support to internal clients negotiating procurement of major supply contracts
  • Constant liaison and negotiation with wet supply partners to deliver products at the best prices connecting into supplier promotional activities where relevant
  • To lead on EPOS till system data management ensuring accurate and updated product and pricing information.
  • Using EPOS systems to execute ordering of wet product lines and, in addition, to provide stock control analysis
  • Planned market testing and negotiation with the existing supplier database to reap the best value and cost gains and to source new suppliers to maintain competition within the supply chain.
  • To oversee general management of the supply chain: organising contract documentation, planning for key dates & events (e.g. contract expiry), maintaining contacts and communication, coordination.
  • Stock Control monitoring including line check on site (monthly)
  • Support to finance with stock control / ordering issues arising
  • Such other tasks that become necessary from time to time.

What will you need?

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • IT literate; Microsoft Excel basic knowledge
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail and well organised
  • Financially savvy with understanding of basic accounting terms
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills
  • Some experience in either the industry or a similar role (if from a different industry) is preferred

This role is based in the City so please note parking is at the candidates cost, they do have a tram and cycle to work scheme - most employees take advantage of this!

Hour are usually 9-5pm but they are a company where they are able to look at more flexible full time hours so if you preferred 10-6pm they are happy to do this!