Junior Supply Chain Coordinator - Procurement Buyer

12831 · Livingston, West Lothian
Department 12831
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Junior Supply Chain Coordinator – Procurement Buyer.

 

Job Summary

 

The Junior Supply Chain Coordinator will work in association with the Senior Supply Chain Coordinator in ensuring that all materials, equipment and services are procured in line with quality and regulatory expectations, with the most favourable commercial terms and in line with the Company procedures.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Purchase goods, materials and services from approved suppliers and in line with defined Company SOPs and protocols
  • Secure the most favourable terms in regards to cost, quality, guarantee of delivery and continuity of supply
  • Negotiate and improve prices and terms of business with suppliers continuously reviewing opportunities to make tangible savings and improve on commercial terms
  • Prepare and manage purchase orders in a timely and accurate fashion via the company ERP system.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, delivery timelines, quality or invoice issues
  • Support the procurement function and other relevant departments by communicating any supply issues which may impact the business operations in a timely manner
  • Monitor and advise relevant personnel on any goods, material or service issues which present a risk to the organisation
  • Work cross functionally and collaboratively to improve the performance of existing suppliers and escalate as appropriate poor performance and alternative routes of supply
  • Prepare and provide reports and updates on outstanding orders, late deliveries etc.
  • Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for department and business improvement
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken with all internal and external relationships
  • Communicate in a consistent and professional manner
  • Compile data and reports relating to supplier performance and to enable evaluation
  • Ensure training and QMS are up to date in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that any change controls, investigations and CAPAs related to procurement are being escalated and addressed in an appropriate and timely fashion
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Be accountable for all direct and indirect work areas ensuring they are clean, tidy and well organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness. Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements

 

Required Skills

 

  • Able to build and maintain effective a collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good communication and written skills
  • Commercial awareness with an understanding of how failure impacts the business operation
  • Able to manage time effectively, focus and prioritise critical tasks and to achieve set targets
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial
  • Self-motivated, energetic and value driven
  • Desire to develop and grow as the company expands

 

Experience

 

  • Relevant work experience in a procurement role within a manufacturing environment; experience of working in a GMP environment would be advantageous but not essential
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a quality management system
  • Experience working within a procurement team managing a supply chain with a portfolio of complex products identifying and mitigating areas of risk
  • CIPS Level 4 knowledge and understanding would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of working closely and collaboratively with suppliers
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)

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  • Location
    Livingston, West Lothian
  • Department
    12831
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level