Procurement Assistant (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Accolade Wines UK

  Bristol, England

Salary Circa £24,759 dependent on experience plus excellent benefits and staff wine allowance.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Procurement Assistant to join our Procurement Team at our Accolade Park site close to the M5 near Bristol.

About the location

Accolade Park  is the largest bottling plant in the Northern Hemisphere.  In 2015 we were delighted to be the Winners of the World Class Manufacturing award at The Manufacturer MX Awards.  Over 500 of our 1700 staff across the world are based here, and enjoy the benefits of a fantastic onsite subsidised, gym, exercise classes, staff wine shop and free parking. In addition there is a bus service from Bristol City Centre and St Andrews train station is nearby.

About Accolade Wines

Drawing on our proud heritage as one of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company with some of the world’s best known brands sold in over 140 countries and have more than 1,700 talented employees in 19 countries.  Today our portfolio comprises of more than 35 wineries and brands from premium regions in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and California.  This breadth makes us one of the world’s leading providers of New World premium, commercial and value wines. In the UK our most popular and market leading brands are Hardy’s, Kumala and Echo Falls. Visit our Kumala Instagram pages to see our latest social media campaigns

About the role - Key Accountabilities

  • To be responsible for issuing competitive tenders within the nominated supplier preferred supplier list and potential new suppliers and providing post tender analysis to the Procurement Manager.
  • Assisting the Procurement Manager in preparation for supplier reviews, to include analysis of performance, quality and correct adherence to contractual terms. 
  • To be a point of contact to all internal stakeholders, to build cross functional relationships, to understand stakeholders business requirements and prepare scopes for pre-tenders and supplier reviews.
  • Issuing of NPD label tenders and analysis of results with recommendations for contract awards.
  • Attendance at packaging NPD meetings and liaise with the Procurement Manager for NPD tenders and quotations
  • Manage the Supplier Contracts library – reviewing supplier draft contracts and marking up amendments prior to business sign off.  Liaise with Legal department on contractual changes to T&Cs. Scan all signed contract documentation and signed contract execution documents.  Log & file all contracts onto contract library register locally and email all documents to our central contract suppository in Australia.  In advance of contractual end dates monitor deadlines for terminations and contract reviews periods.
  • Preparation of contract Execution documents and arranging appropriate sign off with the General Manager for Accolade Park and Finance Managers for Weybridge.

About you

  • You will have a track record of delivery in a fast moving diversified working environment with competing priorities and time scales. Ideally 2 years’ experience in a Junior procurement role. Advanced user of MS Office applications and experience of using a relevant ERP system preferably JDE. Previous experience of contract negotiation would be advantageous.
  • Ideally you will have good analytical skills, effective communication skills, written & verbal together with attention to detail and able to demonstrate good influencing and negotiation skills.   Experience in VA/VE methodologies. strategic sourcing principles and knowledge strong “Lean” awareness.
  • Occasional travel to other locations including suppliers may be required.

About the offer

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a fantastic range of benefits including private medical cover, retail discounts, First Bus discounts, a staff wine allowance and even a free pass to Bristol Zoo.

The closing date for the vacancy is Friday 23 November 2018.

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