Purchasing & Supply Chain Coordinator

Recruiter
Pearson Whiffin Recruitment Ltd
Location
Rochester
Salary
23000.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity exists to join our leading client in the role of Purchasing and Supply Chain Coordinator. Our client offers a competitive salary and continuous career development.

In this role you will assist the Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager with the purchasing of all raw materials, including ingredients and packaging to service production operations; controlling stock levels onsite and at third party storage

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Planning and placing of purchase orders for raw materials and packaging to meet forecasted demand
  • Controlling minimum and maximum stock levels of all materials onsite
  • Assisting with negotiations on prices for materials and blanket order purchasing to obtain preferential pricing
  • Building strong relationships with suppliers
  • Liaising with external suppliers to ensure deliveries and raising complaints/queries on product issues as and when required
  • Assisting in monthly stock takes
  • Co-ordinating international shipments
  • Purchasing new products for trials and project work
  • Ensuring stock levels are maintained and stock transfers planned regularly to avoid shortages
  • Creation of Microsoft Axapta reports and Excel planning spreadsheets
  • Analysis of supplier service levels and rectifying service failures
  • Keeping an up to date log of all supplier contact details, products, pricing agreements and update when changes are made
  • Preparing ad hoc reports and presentations

You will have:

  • Ideally have Purchasing and supply chain knowledge and the enthusiasm learn and develop in this role.
  • Completed / Be studying towards or have the desire to undertake the CIPS qualification.
  • Excellent communication Skills - Verbal and Written
  • Strong IT skills, proficient in MS Office suite - mainly Excel and Outlook but including Word, PowerPoint and Access databases
  • Be methodical and analytical
  • Highly organised and the ability to prioritise a busy workload and work to deadlines
  • Ideally educated to degree level within a business or appropriate related subject, a first is preferable
  • Experience using ERP systems is highly desirable
  • Self-motivated, Positive and adaptable attitude
  • Have good negotiation skills

If you have the skills required please forward your CV to Gemma Edwards for immediate consideration.