Watford, Hertfordshire

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Procurement Coordinator

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We’re looking for a Procurement Coordinator to join our team. You’ll  support the purchasing, invoicing, availability, day to day management and escalation of Goods Not For Resale (GNFR), including services, with a focus on Utilities.

You’ll look after the administration of Netsuite, ensuring supplier invoices are received and approved in time with agreements, reporting and flagging spending activity including overspends and providing insight. You’ll also undertake the administration of Property Contracts and Dealtrack and supporting tracking sheets, supporting the Property team to proactively manage contracts.

What you'll be doing:

Accountable for daily administration and coordination required to support all purchasing activity whether that be project or BAU. 

Supporting the development of great MI both weekly and periodically, with defined store actions to help address risk and overspend. 

Ensure the efficiency and profitability of the company through gatekeeping. Utilise reporting and engagement with regional and store leadership to support effective cost management.

Support the procurement team to ensure key initiatives land effectively. Reporting on compliance and gathering feedback to share with wider business.

Support and initiate projects targeting consumption, cost (Utilities) and carbon footprint reduction.

Build relationships with commercial, finance and SDC functions to enable better understanding and control of costs.

Work alongside the facilities team to provide store support.

Regularly update Wixipedia and Procurement What Good Looks Like Guide to ensure knowledge is always available to cover core processes and ways of working within the team, and in stores.

Produce engagement / communication packs to be shared with the business as necessary.

Support the engagement, education and coaching of store management teams by identifying training needs, supporting L&D to deliver coaching sessions to reduce costs.

What we are looking for:

Ideally you’ll have 3 years or more experience in retail and be educated to GCSE equivalent in Maths and English. You’ll have experience of Project Management, Retail Operations and or Store Trading  with DIY/Trade sector particularly advantageous. As well as this you’ll have: 

Good listening skills and be an effective communicator

The ability to remain calm under pressure

You’ll be able  analyse and interpret data, being proficient in Excel, google apps experience would be beneficial

The ability to coach and develop others and work well in a team 

Be a self starter and able to take the initiative 

Knowledge of Wickes store systems and procedures desirable 

A Flexible work pattern, and be able to drive with own transport

What can we offer you?

You’ll be supported with fantastic learning and development and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career with us. We also have an early careers group to support you if you’re in your first few years of your career. 

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes: 

Competitive bonus

Save-as-you-earn scheme

Life Assurance

Contributory pension scheme

Colleague discount 

Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme

Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support. 

You’ll work from our Support Centre in Watford, where our Property team are based, along with our other support functions.  We recognise the value of bringing our teams together to collaborate, support each other and build on our amazing culture.  We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working. 

About Us: 

Wickes is a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market.  With 50 years in industry, Wickes now generates revenue in excess of £1.6bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues.  

But it is the Wickes’ culture that is considered its best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

Please contact us here if you require any adjustments within the application process.  If you require any reasonable adjustments at the interview stage you will have an opportunity to inform us when we invite you to interview. Please note, this link is only for reasonable adjustments required - general enquiries, or direct CV applications cannot be accepted via this form

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