I’m a Procurement Officer. Since it’s a new role, I’m still finding my feet. I’m learning to cover for Joanne (Rosie), the Raw Material Controller, so she can take some time off.
Other than that, I am looking at our costs, and making comparisons to previous years in the hope of engaging with suppliers to see where savings can be made. I've only managed to tick off the O2 contract so far, but it was a positive result. I'm currently looking into some environmental and cost saving projects, including the potential reduction of waste and cost of blue roll by replacing a proportion of dispensers with high speed, energy efficient hand dryers.
I'm also looking at ways we can significantly reduce our use of single-use plastics, especially through the night-shift bagging up process. Now is the time to strike with this as we are likely to see exceptional increase in the cost of plastics — with the incoming plastic tax due to hit many of our suppliers in April 2022.