Temporary Purchase Order Manager

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Temporary Purchase Order Manager
Contract / Temporary

Camden RQ600181

Posted: 7th June 2022 14:43
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.99 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


    N17 9LJ

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Purchase Order Manager 

Job Ref: RQ600181 

The Purchase Order Manager will manage and maintain the quality of the processes and data for the payment of services and products for the Authority including for the NLHPP project. The postholder will liaise with budget holders, consultants and external advisers to obtain scopes and costs for new and anticipated work packages in order to prepare task orders for that work   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Managing and maintaining the quality of the processes and data for the payment of services and products for the Authority.  
  • Liaise with budget holders, consultants and external advisers to obtain scopes and costs for new and anticipated work packages in order to prepare task orders and purchase orders. 
  • Process invoices for payment and monitoring of paid costs, by reviewing, logging and seeking appropriate approvals, as well as managing disputed invoices.  
  • Assist with change management process, review and implement approved change requests; by preparing new and revised task orders for issuing to vendors and advisers. 
  • Preparing Budget / Task Order cost reports and liaising with Project Managers to monitor spend against budget 
  • Prepare and update Budget Monitoring logs for review by budget holders and project managers. 
  • Supporting the Head of Finance with Year End / Audit preparations  
  • Review adviser contracts and undertake rates analysis in line with CPI / RPI indices as published by the Office for National Statistics. 
  • Work closely with the North London Heat & Power Project (NLHPP) Cost Team to provide appropriate forward forecasting of advisers’ costs and construction project costs within the NLHPP programme. 
  • Attend and contribute to Finance Team meetings to discuss Budget Management, Purchase Orders system set-up, NLHPP project costs and Invoice Processing & Payments 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Educational attainment and qualifications appropriate to the post 
  • Microsoft Office skills 
  • Ability to use data bases and spreadsheets 


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Job Ref: Camden RQ600181
Temporary Purchase Order Manager
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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