Brambles companies, including CHEP, help move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Our 330 million pallets, crates and containers are continuously in motion, forming the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as 'pooling'. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. The Group employs more than 10,000 people and operates in over 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com. Job Description * Produce monthly and quarterly purchasing schedule for Europe in line with demand planning requirements * Co-ordinate monthly review meetings with CHEP Operations for supply needs * Co-ordinate activities concerning the procurement of new and replacement parts, ensuring all prices are in line with contracted or negotiated rates. * Conduct tactical sourcing where required for non-core products * Facilitate the workflow for Procure to Pay activity. Ensure purchase orders are raised within SLA for the replacement of specific raw materials, bespoke work in progress parts, and other consumables and overhead items in line with requisitioning parameters * Ensure Product Specification sheets are obtained for verification against REACH standards. * Expedite purchase orders when necessary to ensure timely deliveries and to make relevant personnel aware of problems at the earliest opportunity. * Co-ordinate with suppliers, shipping agents and EU customs to ensure imported goods incur no penalties. Ensure process for storage of shipping documents is followed in line with audit regulations * Co-ordinate goods receipt notificatons directly with receiving location. Ensure process for minimising late deliveries is followed, and implement remedial actions when late deliveries occur * Engages with the supplier to ensure any supply or product issues are resolved quickly and effectively * Participates in supplier management review sessions with key suppliers to ensure a smooth working relationship * Engage with preferred suppliers to ensure key product specifications are met, product lead times are achievable and site safety audits are implemented * Manage the supplier and product database to ensure Pallecon purchase order policy is fully implemented and no invoices are submitted without a valid purchase order * Works to the Global Procurement strategy to implement process efficiencies,cost reduction and cash-flow improvement * Establish and maintain contract management database to facilitate trigger points for contract renewal and minimum payment terms * Manage the query resolution process relating to supplier deliveries to enable invoice anomalies to be reconciled * Ensure supplier rejection information is recorded and reported in line with procedures for root cause and corrective actions. * Prepare monthly spend reports and any adhoc requirements for statistical analysis as required. * Prepares the annual packaging and waste reconciliation, and submission for statuatory requirement for Packaging Recovery Notes. * Undertake sourcing & negotiation projects as directed by Procurement Lead * Provides support to the wider IMETA region for Inter-continental and Pallecon product activity Preferred Education Not Indicated Preferred Level of Work Experience 3 - 5 years We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at email@example.com.