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Purchasing and Finance Assistant (m/f)

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Innovation Centre Management department at Greater London Innovation Centre (GLIC) lead R&D site operations, site safety, site purchasing & finance support and enable R&D resources to innovate.

The GLIC Purchasing + Finance Assistance is a new role, arising from a change in P&G purchasing structure. The new role will act as the main central receiver for purchase orders in GLIC, goods receipting all orders raised by site central purchasing team.

In addition, the candidate will be trained to provide back-up support for the main site purchasing SPOC and site capital systems owner.

Your normal place of work will initially be the Greater London Innovation Centre in Egham but is expected to move to the Greater London Innovation Centre in Reading.

Important Responsibilities

You will be the main contact to enter all receipts for purchase orders raised in GLIC-Egham, ensuring required documentation is posted with the receipt. As required, you will assist other users of P&G purchasing system to raise PO’s & act as back-up for central purchasing team members during sickness / holiday / high work load periods. You will become the central point of contact for actioning any new vendor creation or updates for GLIC in P&G Vendor portal.

After successful onboarding period, the role will expand to act as back-up for main site purchasing SPOC and site capital systems manager. Full training will be given, but example tasks may include troubleshooting blocked invoices; fixed asset management in SAP; providing site budget & finance data.


Job Qualifications

To ensure accurate purchase requisition & goods receipt of items purchased, you need ability to operate with discipline and have good attention to detail. Purchasing systems & guidelines can have a high rate of change - you should have the ability to learn new processes quickly to maintain proficiency in your area of technical expertise.

This role requires partnership and frequent communication with site operations team and those purchasing items across site. You must be able to be clear, concise & polite with emails and verbal communication. You will need to build strong collaborative relationship with resources on site involved in purchasing (contractors & employees), to ensure timely & accurate execution of purchasing duties. You will also be expected to learn and reapply proven ideas from others.

Experience with purchasing, finance, or SAP is needed for this role. Alternative is a strong desire to grow skills and knowledge in purchasing, capital systems & financial processes. It is a good opportunity for growth, it will commence with central receiving of purchase orders, and expand with candidate training & experience to include acting as back-up for Site P2P SPOC and Site capital systems manager.

What we offer you

·Responsibilities as of day 1. You will have full ownership and autonomy to deliver change and results from the beginning.

·Dynamic and respectful work environment. At P&G our employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance.

·Continuous coaching. You will work with passionate people and receive ongoing coaching and mentoring from your line manager and other colleagues. Corporate and functional training will enable you to succeed and develop from day one.

·Benefits. You will receive a competitive salary as well as other great benefits including pension & share schemes.

Good to know

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, colour, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor. Our people are all equally talented in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours.

Job locations:
Egham, England
Job Type: Full-time Req No: FIN00004380
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