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Purchasing Specialist - Finance

Job Title: Purchasing Specialist - Finance
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: £104 - £127 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 9-12 months
REF: 6369
Contact Name: Zivile Asanaviciute
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced and motivated purchasing specialist to support the PO Operations team and Procurement department within a global financial services organisation, based in central London, on an 9 - 12 months contract basis.

This is a great chance for the right person to join a fast-paced team of friendly, motivated procurement professionals with a strong level of commercial acumen on a long-term, fixed basis, offering security as well as the chance to develop and grow in a high profile organisation.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating purchase orders and submitting to suppliers
  • Handling tickets
  • Buying channel activities
  • Use of SAP
  • Reconciling goods receipt issues
  • Handling change requests
  • Meeting performance metrics and targets
  • Liaising with suppliers, accounts payable and other business units
  • Compliance with policies and procedures
  • Exhibiting outstanding customer service


  • Some relevant experience in a similar role
  • Able to problem solve and find creative solutions to problems
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and personable manner, able to work as part of a team and communicate successfully with suppliers and internal customers
  • Excellent organisation skills and previous experience of administration working at a fast pace
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office package
  • SAP, Oracle or other ERP knowledge preferred
  • An additional language would be highly regarded