Procurement Assistant – EDF – Hartlepool

EDF

Our client, one of the UK’s leading energy providers, is looking for a Procurement Assistant within its Commercial Department to provide a purchasing service in support of the station’s operation and maintenance, including, placement of purchase orders and contracts for all services and non-stock goods. You will also provide a commercial support service to help deliver value for money acquisition solutions.

Principal Accountabilities:

Ensure that ‘value for money’ is obtained from the supply of all goods and services

Establish appropriate ‘call off’ arrangements through use of the company Business Agreements and place appropriate purchase orders and contracts where agreements are not in place.

Maintain liaison with Central Supply Chain

Where contracts are within the station-delegated level of authority, contribute to negotiations and contract placement.

Advise and support Contract Managers with queries.

Where contracts exceed the station delegated level of authority, provide support and advice, as necessary, for supplier appraisal, tender preparation, tender assessment, negotiation, placement, variation management and claim management

Contribute to the delivery of functional and station business targets

Contribute to providing a controlled and stable supply chain environment through application of agreed procurement strategies

Ensure compliance with the company’s Acquire Goods and Service Process (AGS), plus any other legislation rules and procedures which may apply

Identify, understand, manage and communicate commercial risks and, where appropriate, seek support to minimise the company’s risk exposure

Resolve invoice queries wherever possible to enable prompt payment, liaise with the relevant departments on station and issue out overdue invoice reports weekly and pending invoice report for them to look at and resolve.

Place PPE and Stationery via fleet suppliers.

Check for HICX supplier

Financial:

Preparation of purchase orders and contracts for onward approval.

Downturn unused commitments on purchase orders to release funds back to budgets.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

Proficient use of Excel and other Microsoft packages (Word & Outlook) and other systems such as SAP

Experience in a purchasing environment

Negotiation

Contract Management

Health & Safety (IOSH, CDM Regulations)

4 GCSE’s grade C or above (including English and Maths)

Desirable:

SAP buying experience.

Key Benefits working with Manpower:

36 days holiday accrual (pro-rata) including bank holidays

Company pension scheme

Access to Manpower’s online training platform ‘powerYOU’, giving you access to hundred of online training courses

Opportunity to be selected for additional upskilling and career support through Manpower’s MyPath programme

Dedicated Manpower Account Specialist to provide support during your assignment

If successful, you will be employed by Manpower working on a temporary assignment at our client’s site and will need to undergo BPSS checks as well as a drug & alcohol test.

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