Purchasing Supervisor

The Role

Catering Services aim to deliver the best quality service with an enthusiastic and professional team for the benefit of all our customers.

The Purchasing Supervisor will be multi-disciplined and will provide support to Purchasing and Stores functions throughout the Parliamentary Estate. Primary responsibilities are likely to be, but not limited to, the day-to-day ordering, receiving, stock management, and issue of goods in line with departmental processes and legal due diligence. You are also likely to supervision, mentoring, and coordination of porters within the team to ensure that products are correctly receipted, stored and issued.

Along with the physical management of stock, you will also be responsible for a range of respective administrative duties, such as invoice and stock transfer processing, upkeep of supplier performance logs, investigation and rectification of stock variances, and other administrative duties as required.

You will have a duty of care responsibility for any persons working in or around the delivery and storage areas to which they are assigned and must ensure that the environment is always safe and free from hazards. In this the sense this role will need to be vigilant and ensure that any environmental or equipment defaults are appropriately recorded and reported so that the workplace always remains safe.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Good knowledge of a wide range of food and beverage products including a good understanding of acceptable quality standards and an awareness of specifications.
  • An understanding of safe and hygienic practices for the receipt, handling and storage of all goods to ensure that products are managed in a safe way.
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate staff. Able to offer on-job training and to support the team while taking responsibility for managing performance, attendance and conduct

To apply for this role please submit your CV and Supporting Statement of how you meet the criteria's under the skills and experience section of the JD.


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