Purchasing and Supply Manager – Fixed Term Contract



  • Ensure familiarity of any Health and Safety (H&S) risks and issues relevant to the work activities and areas for which you have responsibility and making sure they are compliant with legal requirements and Company Policy.
  • Detailed H&S responsibilities are published in the Arriva Health Safety and Environment management system.
  • Participate in the recruitment of new Arriva Supply Team staff.
  • Effectively manage the Arriva Supply team.
  • Conduct regular site based reviews of the Arriva Supply team’s core functions and procedures and amend where necessary.
  • Effectively review and manage material requirements planning with Engineering Managers
  • Provide Enterprise Resource Planning (Oracle) support to local engineering team managers.
  • Liaise with Arriva UKB Procurement and lead and assist in the data cleanse of Arriva London information for an Enterprise Resource Planning implementation in June 2018.
  • Ensure that all procedures, processes and practices relating to supply and purchasing activities comply with BiLMoG requirements (or prevailing audit methodology).
  • Manage the creation of scheduled monthly payments to key Vendors for the Engineering team.
  • Liaise with the Accounts Payable team to facilitate the prompt payment of Arriva London invoices.
  • Regularly engage with key Vendors to facilitate the accurate and timely supply of materials and develop consignment (Imprest) stock arrangements at garages.
  • Liaise with Vendors and the Arriva UK Master Data team for the creation of new material numbers for engineering components.
  • Ensure inventory holdings meet garage requirements in the provision of effective bus maintenance Oversee the reconciliation of fuel management.
  • Ensure the Arriva Supply Team conducts cyclic stock counts and end of year counts in line with the Arriva Procurement policy.
  • Manage and review the interactions of the Arriva Supply team with suppliers regarding local deliveries, warranty claims and product quality concerns.


Externally: External service providers/suppliers

Internally: Directors, General Managers, Engineering Management, Operational Management and Head Office department heads/managers


  • Experience of managing operational MRP, Warehouse, Logistics and Purchasing functions.
  • Capability to process purchasing transactions in Oracle.
  • Capability to resolve delivery, service, quality problems and issues with suppliers.
  • Capability to work effectively with operating company engineering & finance, garage stores personnel.
  • Strong focus on operational costs and efficiency.
  • Attention to transactional detail.
  • Capability to work under pressure and to prioritise workload.


Desirable, a CIPS or equivalent qualification

If you are interested, please click here to apply

Closing Date: 24th February 2017


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Published : Thu 16th Feb. 2017

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