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Purchasing Administrator

  • Salary: Up to £8.92 per annum + Temp contract
  • Location: Rushden, Northamptonshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH380558

Job description

Purchasing Administrator

Procurement is looking to recruit a Purchasing Administrator reporting directly in to a Category Buying Manager. The successful candidate will be based in our Rushden location and will assist in co-ordination and organization of a variety of procurement tasks.

Work with the Category Buying Manager, Group Procurement colleagues, Finance Shared Services and operational teams to ensure that payment to suppliers are in accordance with negotiated terms. Assist teams where requested in the resolution of queries.

Collate spend reports using internal systems and where necessary Suppliers external databases

Recognize opportunities to improve P2P(procure to pay) Process

Be able to build relationships with Kier stakeholders, influencing their procurement activities

Liaise with internal and external Customers and ensure all requisitions for Building Products are proactively managed and expedited in line with the required Service Level Agreements(SLA's)

Expediting purchase order requisitions for key supply categories across the entire Kier Group utilizing Preferred Suppliers and ensuring delivery in line with agreed Service Levels and Key Performance Indicators(KPI's)

Schedule and process purchase order requisitions received verbally or electronically from site and office locations and generated via COINS e-Catalogues, traditional methods and purchasing transactions.

Manage e-Catalogues where required by identifying new products and pricing updates for approval and review

Negotiate where required with Suppliers for Building goods, materials, stock items and assets within your Category structure

Work closely with Group Procurement on preferred Supplier List(PSL), new Supplier requests, product enquiries, technical issues, performance problems, reporting etc.

Essential Skills and Experience

High Organisational Skills

Analytical and numerical mind-set with high level of attention to detail

Ability to prioritize workload based on business requirements

Experience with COINS procurement and Oracle, would also be extremely beneficial.

Ability to work on own initiative

Excellent communication skills via telephone and email - dealing with various people internal and external e.g. procurement managers, directors and supplier finance departments

Construction background preferred but not essential

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