Purchasing Coordinator - Part Time (12 Month FTC)

Cambridge /
Operations – Procurement /
Fixed Term
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 700 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  
 
We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite DangerousPlanet CoasterJurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo. We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).We are also growing our team to continue the expansion of Frontier Foundry, our publishing label for games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 
 
We have a modern spacious studio located on the Cambridge Science Park in the heart of the Cambridge tech hub. For those who wish to relocate to the Cambridge area and work either entirely in the studio or flexibly between the studio and home, we can provide generous financial and practical support to facilitate your move. We are also able to offer remote working for those who would prefer to work almost exclusively from home or who are unable to relocate. We can discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.   

Purpose of the role
As a Purchasing Coordinator your role will be to coordinate the purchasing of goods and services that are required for the company, ensuring they are purchased in the most cost effective manner. This is a part-time role (22.5 hours per week) starting January/February 2022, and hours can be flexible to suit the right person.

Key responsibilities

    • To receive requests on our internal procurement system and source these with the most cost effective supplier
    • Raise and place orders with our existing approved suppliers
    • Ensure all goods are delivered as expected and expedite where necessary
    • Manage the database of approved suppliers ensuring relevant information is kept up to date
    • Check for accuracy of invoices for goods & services received, contact suppliers when there are discrepancies with invoices
    • Coordinate the return of goods to suppliers where required
    • Other adhoc duties.

About you

    • Essential:
    • The person needs to be proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
    • Have the ability to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team
    • Be proactive in their approach and take the initiative
    • Have a professional manner with good written and verbal communication
    • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent.

    • Desirable:
    • Proven experience in a similar role
    • Ideally to have Indirect purchasing experience.
We have a modern spacious studio located on the Cambridge Science Park in the heart of the Cambridge tech hub. For those who wish to relocate to the Cambridge area and work either entirely in the studio or flexibly between the studio and home, we can provide generous financial and practical support to facilitate your move. We are also able to offer remote working for those who would prefer to work almost exclusively from home or who are unable to relocate. We can discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.  

What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.