Senior Expeditor (Expression of Wish)

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Automation & Controls Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Applied Intelligence (AI) is currently seeking expression of wish applicants for a Senior Expeditor to support our UK projects.


Whilst this role can be based anywhere in the UK, mobility and travel to customer sites and face to face meetings with colleagues will be expected as required.


Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.


The Senior Expeditor will be responsible for the Expediting of Purchase Orders to ensure delivery on time and within project schedules / purchase order terms.  This includes coordinating all aspects of desk and field expediting as determined by project strategy, processes and procedures.  You will be expected to manage and monitor the more challenging and complex packages and / or suppliers and identify delivery improvement opportunities by details analysis of supplier project schedules.


Responsibilities / Duties

  • Establishes priorities, assigns workloads and manages expediting team performance
  • Review and manage the more difficult and complex aspects of the expediting workload.
  • Has detailed understanding of the supplier delivery obligations form the terms and conditions of purchase
  • Review and interpret supplier production plans/schedules, identify delivery improvement opportunities and negotiate delivery improvements / slippage recovery plans
  • Creation of daily expediting reports in materials management system
  • Expediting of purchase orders daily with priority focus
  • Updating of materials management system with the expediting status of Purchase Orders
  • Continually set expediting follow up dates in materials management system
  • Obtain quotations for field expediting plans and CV’s of 3rd party expediting providers
  • Place purchase order for 3rd party expediting services
  • Liaise with field expediting suppliers to co-ordinate expediting visits
  • Receive, review and issue field expediting progress reports and update system accordingly
  • Review expediting reports to confirm status of orders, sub-orders and validate the agreed manufacturing schedules
  • Monitor the progress of receipt and return of supplier documentation
  • Notifying Supply Chain Manager of any potential schedule slippages
  • Negotiate improved delivery / recovery plans where required
  • Visit suppliers on request of the SCM and Material Manager on the project
  • Maintain an auditable file of all relevant purchasing documentation for each purchase order in relevant shared drive / area
  • Understands and works to the Financial Management Framework


Skills / Qualifications

  • Qualified to ISCED Level 4 / 5 (Post-Secondary non-tertiary / Short-Cycle tertiary)
  • Good standard of expediting experience demonstrating results
  • Detailed knowledge of Suppliers, Manufacturing Schedules and Expediting
  • Detailed knowledge of terms and conditions of purchase/supplier obligations
  • Previous experience in a similar level role
  • Previous use of ERP’s such as Maximo, Oracle, SAP
  • Broad knowledge of Suppliers
  • Detailed Knowledge of Materials & Document Expediting Practices
  • Strong Team Player
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Adaptability and Problem Solving Skills
  • Work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Provide reports to senior management, as requested


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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