Procurement Equipment Coordinator
Procurement Equipment Coordinator Start date: 2nd April 2017 fixed term to 15 November 2018 Location: Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ The Challenge is a national charity that was founded in 2009. Our mission is to connect and inspire people to strengthen their communities. We bring together local people across all generations, ethnic groups and incomes to build a stronger society. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast moving, rapidly growing organisation, working with young people and local communities across the country. For more information about what The Challenge does and its values, please visit our website. About the role The Procurement Equipment Coordinator will work within the Procurement department at The Challenge, and reports to the Senior Procurement Associate. The Procurement Equipment Coordinator's primary responsibilities will be: Working with the Senior Procurement Associate to manage our North London warehouse. Carrying out audits and inventories of existing equipment and preparing and organising deliveries to our regional offices. This will include some manual work so the individual must be physically capable. You will receive manual handling training. Sourcing new equipment, placing and receiving orders in advance of and during the summer programme. Liaising with our Programmes teams regarding damaged/lost equipment. Organising replacements and controlling spend. Planning and arranging the return of all equipment to the warehouse at the end of the summer whilst ensuring Programmes teams have the equipment they need for autumn programme delivery. Supporting the Procurement team: answering ad-hoc queries and supporting the team with the delivery of the NCS summer and autumn programme. We are looking for an outstanding individual with the following qualities: Essential Skills/Experience Excellent organisational skills and commitment to detail and accuracy. Effective communication skills and the ability to form and maintain business relationships. Able to work collaboratively with people across various departments and locations. Strives for continuous improvement by seeking and sharing feedback appropriately and respectfully. Learns from their mistakes and always commits to performing at their best. Proficiency in Excel. Interest in building stronger communities and furthering The Challenge's stated mission. Behaviour Strong work ethic: The role will be physically demanding; the candidate must be willing to work intensely for short periods while maintaining a positive and professional attitude. Responsibility: Take responsibility within and beyond the role. Energy and initiative: A can-do attitude with an enthusiastic and persuasive personality. Trust: Trusted by colleagues to always deliver. Flexibility: Adjusts work schedules, plans, prioritises as required to fulfil overall objectives Calmness under pressure. Desirable Experience in a warehouse and procurement environment Full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle. Safeguarding Statement The Challenge is committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our programmes. We expect all staff and post holders to share this commitment to safeguarding by ensuring compliance with our policies and practices. Employment Screening Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role. Further Details The role will require flexibility with working hours and there will be early mornings, late evenings and weekend working required at various points throughout the 8 months. This is a fixed term role from 2nd April to 15th November 2018. Salary: GBP20,000 per annum Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter by 16th March 2018 Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role. No Agencies.