Site Purchasing Co-ordinator

14 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
Job role

Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos. We improve services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public. Serco supports governments, agencies and companies who seek a trusted partner with a solid track-record of providing assured service excellence. Our people offer operational, management and consulting expertise in the aerospace, defence, education, health, justice and immigration, local government, science, technology, transport and the commercial sectors.

Under the COMPASS (Commercial and Operational Managers Procuring Asylum Support Services) contract, Serco delivers accommodation and transport services to asylum applicants in the North West of England and Scotland/Northern Ireland.

We are currently recruiting for a Site Purchasing Coordinator to work from our Warrington site on a 37.5 hour week Monday to Friday.

Overview of the Role

Within this role you will accurately and timely create purchase orders against the purchase order requisition recording the receipt of goods and service. You will take responsibility for pricing checks of goods received to the agreed rate card, and processing the goods receipt on behalf of the team managers. You will hold a company procurement card for purchase of low value (up to £1,000) services and equipment whilst challenging spend on purchasing and advice on better methods where applicable.

The Site purchasing co-ordinator is a combination of different traditional roles of Purchase ledger clerk and purchasing clerk with some responsibility for sourcing of local goods and services.

The role will involve investigation and clearance of open purchase order report, parked and blocked report, and clearance of GR/IR reports, producing reports on operational spend for core services and sourcing quality products at reasonable price as required by the business.

About You

As the successful candidate you will have a background in finance and preferably competent with SAP, ensuring all data is accurate and up to date. You will be reliable and have a conscientious approach to work dealing with enquiries relating to mismatched invoices, supplier queries, purchase ledger and general purchasing queries.

You will be IT proficient including Excel with strong organisational and communication skills and be self- motivated with an ability to manage conflicting priorities.

Specific Requirements

The Company is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and all offers of employment are subject to security clearance checks, approval by the Home Office, medical clearance and employment references.

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.

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