Procurement Co-ordinator

Posted 20 June 2022
Contact NameVictoria Lyons

Job description

N Brown group have been trading in the heart of Manchester for over 150 years. Our vision is to become the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of brands


Our people are passionate about customer service, enriched with data and powered by the latest technology to drive our business forward. As we continue to invest in our goal of becoming a leading digital retailer there’s never been a better time to join us!


The Role:  


The role of the Divisional Procurement Co-ordinator is to identify and deliver potential cost improvements, promote the implementation of group wide policies, processes and procedures for strategic and operational procurement.  You will help the Category team to deliver divisional sourcing strategies through analysing business requirements, market investigations, contract formalisation and implementation under guidance.


The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in Procurement/Purchasing, with a relevant qualification looking to further their career.  You must be inquisitive, able to multi-task, have an understanding of delivering great customer service and has excellent attention to detail.


What you’ll be responsible for: 

  • Manage procurement data and assets under the direction of Category Managers and Procurement leadership.

  • Maintain the contract data base, ensuring accurate data entry, running reports as required

  • Undertake activities relating to Oracle Fusion Financials including new supplier set up, creating ,running and managing spend reports, converting requisitions to purchase orders, assignment updates from Jira and offering general advice to support the business in self-service model.

  • Pull relevant trading and financial reports from Experian (Portfolio) to support sourcing and supplier stability

  • Support team in all administrative activities for market exercises

  • Create, maintain policies, process flows, documentation, templates for the team ensuring regular updates

  • Coordination of the team; team meetings, away days, collaboration sessions

  • Maintain a catalogue of potential suppliers, those who show an interest in our business.

What you will need to succeed: 

  • 2 years administration / coordination experience

  • Ability to plan work in the face of conflicting priorities

  • Resilient when challenged to circumvent governance and process

  • A good communicator within and external to the business

  • Be proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams