Procurement Lead

Are you energetic, well organised and self-motivated? We are looking for a full time Procurement Lead to manage our supply chain and provide support to our operations and production teams.


Responsible for effective procurement of direct and indirect materials ensuring supplier performance and on time delivery:

  • Managing back order status / item availability with suppliers and internal stores, proactively taking action to ensure production stock requirements are met

  • Negotiating preferential production volume pricing and associated delivery and payment terms

  • Sourcing components to meet Engineering specifications

  • Compiling and maintaining the approved supplier list as required by the company QMS

  • Obtaining information relating to procured item CE compliance from the supply chain

  • Managing the import of items from outside the EU

  • Updating and dissemination of product procurement BoM information

  • Supporting the identification and rectification of production item obsolescence

  • Co-ordinating non-conformance reporting and resolution within the supply chain in accordance with the company QMS

Working with Finance to provide support and cover for:

  • Tracking of credit / debit notes

  • Posting of purchase orders and matching / reconciliation of supplier invoices

  • Posting of invoices and matching / reconciliation of customer payments

  • Processing supplier payments and customer credit control / debt chasing

  • General maintenance of financial ledgers and journals

Responsible for the effective use of manual and / or automated systems for stock and financial control

Essential Skills:

  • Administration of procurement, stock control and financial management activities within a batch manufacturing environment utilising both manual methods and ERP systems

  • Experience within a similar role is essential: 5+ years

  • Working within an ISO 9001 QMS

  • Proficient in the use and implementation of ERP and accounting systems, preferably SAP / Sage

  • Knowledgeable in procurement best practice, product sourcing and stock management

  • Able to form relationships with suppliers and negotiate effectively

  • Effective management of product, part and supplier data

  • Experienced in setting up and executing bank payment runs

  • Keeping appropriate and accurate hard copy financial records

  • Competency in computerised banking systems

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Desirable Skills:

  • Understanding of associated wider business practices and procedures

  • Membership of CIPS

  • Business VAT quarterly returns process

  • Formal accounting qualification (AAT level 2)

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