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.

Responsibilities:

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)

Please get in touch to find out more or email your CV to recruitment@indra.co.uk