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Purchasing Manager

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    HR & Business Support

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Parking

  • Contact:

    Sue Wallis

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Sue Wallis

We are currently working with a fantastic not for profit organisation based in South Yorkshire who are currently looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to join their team. Based within Finance this role is responsible for the purchasing and payment functions, working collaboratively with budget holders and suppliers, to support smooth and cost-effective running of the organisation.
This role will have line management responsibility but will also be hands on in day-to-day orders and supplier relationships. Whilst you will not have a budget but is responsible for supporting cost control by other budget holders through the effectiveness of the procurement support provided.

Other responsibilities include:
- Development and deployment of procurement policies and processes to support efficient and cost-effective activity across the organisation
- Ensuring compliance with procurement laws and regulations
- Provide a professional and timely purchasing service, working with a range of budget holders and suppliers and providing constructive challenge for continuous improvement
- Make best use of existing supplier frameworks and be alert for new opportunities
- Ensure all approvals are in place and positively influence record keeping and processes
- Ensure pro-active engagement with suppliers from purchase order to invoice payment, to maintain momentum and quality, including managing changes, delivery to expectations, returns, refunds and all associated documentation
-Understand budget holder's requirements in order to select suitable suppliers for quotes
- Compare quotes, negotiate prices and make selection decisions with due diligence and in accordance with policy
- Ensure adherence to pricing frameworks
- Work with budget holders and the Estates Team to maintain up to date records of stock holdings, usage and storage capacity, in order to inform future orders
- Actively engage in the total life cycle of a product from specification to final disposal
- Own the Procure to Pay Process's from purchase requisition through to supplier payment
- Line management of Accounts Payable
- Engage in other finance, estates and wider Hospice processes as required, with suitable supervision and support. This may include, but is not limited to, Financial Reporting, Accounts Receivable, Cash Handling, record keeping and data analysis.
- Work with budget holders, to clarify orders, budgetary approvals and to advise on progress of supplier delivery
- Build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers

This is a superb opportunity to join a fantastic organisation who offer long term security, prospects and personal growth. Experience within purchasing is essential, ideally with some exposure to finance and line management.

For more information please contact Sue Wallis

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.