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Welcome to our current career opportunities within the Kelda Group, this includes vacancies within Yorkshire Water, Loop and Kelda Water Services.

Procurement Assistant

Apply now Job no: 494728
Work type: Fixed Term Contract
Location: West Yorkshire
Categories: Business Services

Procurement Assistant - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Starting salary £18,000 (with potential to progress, in line with a progression plan which is due to be implemented) + attractive pension + quarterly performance related bonus + 25 days holiday

The role

Service and Support the Kelda Groups and Yorkshire Water by carrying out the transactional requirements of the business,  ensuring they are processed to enable the business to deliver its Blueprint 2020 promise. 

To support the shared services departments, working with colleagues inside and outside of the team to support the day to day delivery of team, department and directorate objectives. A flexible and agile approach will be expected to complete tasks, working beyond team boundaries as and when necessary.

What you will be doing

You will be performing day to day administration tasks to support the Procurement Services Team

Daily processing of Purchase Orders for the Kelda Group and Yorkshire Water for the procuring of goods and services.

Receipting of Purchase Orders upon receipt of a Job Closure Forms and Proof of Delivery

Processing of Purchase Order amendments on SAP

Keeping up to date spreadsheets of planned works, monitor and report to relevant customers. Attend regular meetings to ensure all goods and services are procured on time.

Analysing information and evaluate results to choose best solution.

Ensure that you adhere to the Procurement Rules when raising orders & Management and Procurement of Call Off Orders and Virtual Suppliers

Management of annual Software maintenance and subscription updates and software upgrades.

Management of the blocked invoice report

Support Engineering Reliability to ensure that Critical jobs are dealt with immediately with the support of your Team Leader and the procurement specialist.

Assist with the reconciliation of the committed cost report

You will also support the shared services team with administration activities as and when required.

Support the Shared Services Team throughout periods of peak volume. 

Attend, contribute and support daily Team Hubs and adopt a flexible and agile approach to all tasks.

Essential skills required

Knowledge and Experience of using SAP, MM & SRM

  • Good IT Skills (Microsoft and Outlook)
  • Good attention to detail and ability to challenge
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work part of a team
  • Strong Communication Skills, both oral & written

 What's in it for you ?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.

We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Closing date: 25th May 2018

Interviews: W/C 28th May 2018

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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