Commercial Purchasing Executive

Key areas of Responsibilities:

  • Perform ordering of goods and services according to communicated company policy and ensure purchases meet internal standards.
  • Liaise with existing suppliers to obtain up to date pricing for third party services and ensure up to date product costing and pricing are communicated effectively to the business.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the sales team, being a primary point of contact for costing and pricing information, both current and future.
  • Manage, maintain and support the ordering process and relevant software effectively.
  • Maintain databases related to procurement in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide activity and purchasing reports regularly and as required.
  • Audit of goods inward and inventory to ensure adherence to process and provide quality assurance on purchase of goods.
  • Support management of goods inwards process from Bill of Materials through to final disposal of asset.
  • Actively research as necessary competitor pricing and industry trends to ensure the business remains competitive.
  • Understanding of technical components of goods and services purchased.
  • Ensure that KPIs and OLA’s are met or exceeded.
  • Support the companies Accreditation programme, in line with its Technology Road Map.
  • Provide a key linkage for departments in the Supply and Procurement function.
  • Negotiate and track all costs savings.
  • Support the BAU management of key suppliers.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties consistent with the role as required.

 

Experience/Qualifications:

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) grades A*- C to include Maths, English and Science.
  • Experience of working both in a team and independently.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills and experience with CRM/ERP.
  • Highly professional and focussed on timely and accurate execution.
  • Proven knowledge of material management.
  • Strong understanding of contractual commitments and the importance of contract negotiations.
  • Analytical and detailed.
  • Strong and proven work ethic.
  • 3 years+ experience working in purchasing or a similar business support role, is preferable.

 

Skills:

  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written skills across all mediums of communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a variety of stakeholders in different roles at all organisational levels.
  • Independent: the ability to work alone and get information required independently, and the ability to set own goals and manage own workload.
  • Organisation: Ability to work to multiple challenging deadlines whilst managing multiple activities and to accept full accountability for meeting these and the ability to manage their time and demonstrates self-discipline.
  • Attention to detail: Highly detail focused.
  • Assertive: Ability to take responsibility for and ensure that deadlines are met and if not identify why not.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Proactive: Continuous improvement approach identifies, highlight and verbalise areas for improvement to Line Manager.
  • Commercial: Has an understanding of costings, procurement and contractual capabilities.

 

The performance of this role will be measured against the following KPIs:

  • Internal CAPEX OLA’s are achieved and hit.
  • Monthly cost saving report is correct and delivered on time.
  • Supplier RAG reports are kept up to date and are correct.
  • A fast and precise service is delivered to the business and the Commercial Departments high standards are upheld.
  • Strong working relationships with Key suppliers are implemented and established.
  • Cross trained and has an in-depth knowledge of each role within the Commercial Department and business, with the flexibility of covering resource, as and when required.

 

Location: Croydon or Bournemouth

To apply for this position, please send us an email.