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Ocado Careers

Buyer

Athens, Greece

At Ocado, in everything we do, we strive to offer the very best to our customers - the best service, the best quality, and the very best customer experience. That begins with each and every one of us and how we behave. Our values are Ocado’s DNA; they act as a guide for everything we say and do. ‘The Ocado Way’ develops our values into the details about the way we do things - how we act and work together with each other and our customers. It describes how you need to behave at work to make a real and positive impact on our success.

We are looking for a new colleague to join our Procurement team of specialists. Ensure that orders are placed and tracked in line with multi-site customer demand while maintaining appropriate supporting processes and information. in a transparent and timely manner and communicate with suppliers and internal customers. Some of the key collaborators to this role are Business Project Managers, Development Teams, Installation Teams, Central Engineering, External suppliers, Finance Teams, and Strategic Sourcing Teams.

Accountabilities

● Raise purchase orders, cost comparison, follow up, and check deliveries against invoices and associated administrative processes. 
● Monitor receipts and returns against purchase orders
● Monitor supply and demand, rescheduling deliveries where appropriate.
● Create and Maintain RFQ pack
● Maintain purchasing data
● Continuously improve processes to improve transparency and efficiency.
● Build relationships with suppliers to ensure optimum response and service levels.
● Ensure agreed customer service levels are met.
● Maintain KPIs and report regularly.
● Work with other teams to introduce new products effectively.

Requirements: 

● High level of computer literacy with Microsoft Office, Google Docs and ERP software
● Experience of justifying and raising Purchase Orders
● Understanding of forecasting, stock control and Just in Time practices
● Although based at our Hertfordshire head office, you will occasionally be expected to travel to sites both in the UK and abroad
● Highly numerate and proficient in Excel with demonstrated analytical skills
● Proficient in administrative and clerical duties
● Ability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented, fast-paced environment. Good interpersonal skills with an ability to meet demanding targets in a pressurised environment.

Nice to have: 

● Experience of working in Engineering environment 
● Qualification at higher national or degree level 
● Working towards CIPS or equivalent qualification

Social benefits: 

Our employee benefits are designed for you. We care about people and we've ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and:

  • A hybrid working policy that sees you in the office typically 40% of your time.
  • 30 days 'working from anywhere' policy
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Meal tickets
  • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to participate in share schemes

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events.

About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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