Procurement Specialist

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  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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    Rate on application

  • Contact:

    Warren Mantle

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Offers an award winning product portfolio including highly reputable and well established brands. Customers have access to a wide range of security products as well as low voltage audio and video products from leading industry brands. They are Europe's leading distributor of Electronic Security equipment.

As a Supply Planning UK Team Leader you will have responsibility for processing stock orders and liaising with Suppliers on stock issues, maintaining stock levels, liaising directly with Suppliers to ensure on time delivery for Purchase Orders. You will work closely with various departments to ensure that correct levels of stock are ordered and all queries are resolved. You will be required to work to strict deadlines and work as part of a team. Confident in both telephone manner and the use of computers is a must for this role.
Responsibilities of position:

Team Leader for UK Supply Planning Team
* Monitor and react to the Supply Planning KPI's for UK - Material Availability - Vendor OTTR
* Monitor UK team performance and development

SAP - MRP Material replenishments Process the full range of reporting within the SAP system, actively promote SAP within company community, using a wide range of SAP T-code & processes
* Create change material masters
* Keep Vendor details up-date with the relevant process module
* Create & maintain purchasing documents within SAP
* Maintain source lists and purchase info records
* Create planned orders if applicable using the full process to requisition & generating purchase orders
* Use all SAP report transactions relating to our material replenishment program
Invoice resolution
* Procure to Pay: Using SAP reporting function, resolve Vendor invoice disputes ensuring suppliers are paid on time
* Communication to our European Accounts department to resolve any conflicts with vendors
* Communicate to Vendors any invoice errors relating to goods receipt discrepancies
Inventory & Stock Availability
* Expediting orders to ensure we have the correct stock in circulation, ensuring key matrix for supply planning are maintained
* Reporting supplier constraints and recovery plans
* Active involvement in SIOP phases reporting assumptions during the Supply Planning Phase
* Download SAP material replenishment report daily & order to product schedule messages
* Actively pursue vendor lead-time reduction
Price report
* Maintain & action price reporting, liaising with vendors & Pricing Manager any disputes

Proactive communication
* Reporting any vendor changes, constraints, recovery plans to deliver 5 star internal customer service
* Communicating in a timely, polite & effective manner to Hub, network, vendors & company sales department
Projects & enhancement for improvements
* Identify areas within the Supply Planning department for improvement
* Actively become involved with improvement projects
* Promoting best working practices within the company community
* Active involvement in SAP test upgrades

Under immigration rules we must consider EEA nationals first and in the event we cannot locate any then we will look outside of the EEA, unless someone outside of the EEA has the legal right to work in the EEA.