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Purchasing and Project Coordinator

United Kingdom
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Co-ordinator

Our client is a leading manufacturing organisation. With a strong commitment to quality and innovation, they have established themselves as a trusted supplier in the market. To support their growth, they are looking for a motivated Purchasing and Project Coordinator to join their dynamic team.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Opportunity to work with a highly skilled and collaborative team
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Positive and inclusive work environment


As a Purchasing and Project Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in optimising the procurement process and ensuring smooth project execution. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Organising and leading supplier visits and audits to maintain high performance.
  • Conducting quarterly supplier reviews, collecting KPI metrics, and negotiating service and costs to meet company goals.
  • Creating and maintaining SLAs with suppliers to meet business needs.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to streamline cash flow, payment terms, stock levels, packaging, handling, and compliance, reducing supply chain costs and delays.
  • Supporting new part introductions by following controlled processes.
  • Performing daily system updates like vendor card management and pricing breaks to maintain system integrity.
  • Reviewing and resolving invoice queries from Accounts.
  • Sourcing favourable duties and landed costs for customers through benchmarking.
  • Completing RFQ requests from Sales Managers.
  • Reviewing sales projects to ensure the best supply meets deadlines and is commercially viable.
  • Creating costing tables and performing benchmarking to test supply route efficiency.
  • Planning inventory, considering quantity, arrival date, sales demand, stock safety levels, cash flow, and DSI targets.
  • Introducing new suppliers, following controlled processes, including QC and ethical audits.
  • Addressing and investigating supplier discrepancies.
  • Writing supplier and service agreements.
  • Maintaining and updating commodity strategies.
  • Reviewing KPI tool queries monthly.
  • Developing and implementing cost-saving plans for commodities where needed.

Essential (Knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience):

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels
  • Strong teamwork and leadership abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for problem-solving and creativity
  • Desire to learn and improve with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Good professional values and attributes
  • Excellent problem-solving skills


  • Proficiency in procurement systems and tools
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite

How to apply:

If you are excited about joining a dynamic team and contributing to the success of our client, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate to Gemma at Adecco. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply now to join our client's thriving purchasing and project coordination team! Don't miss this exciting opportunity!

Adecco is a disability-confident employer. It is important to us that we run an inclusive and accessible recruitment process to support candidates of all backgrounds and all abilities to apply. Adecco is committed to building a supportive environment for you to explore the next steps in your career. If you require reasonable adjustments at any stage, please let us know and we will be happy to support you.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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