Purchase Ledger Supervisor

Cranswick Convenience Foods, Barnsley (Valley Park)

Cranswick is one of the largest food producers in the UK. Authenticity, craftsmanship and great taste, delivered through the highest possible ethical, sustainability and welfare standards are the values at the core of our innovative business. By joining the Cranswick team you will become a part of a progressive business which is dedicated to developing and nurturing your talent through tailored learning and development opportunities. For a business with no limits, where your career and personal development opportunities have no boundaries, apply today.



A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Purchase Ledger Supervisor to join us.  Reporting to the Financial Controller,  you will be responsible for day to day management of the on-site purchase ledger function ensuring efficient & robust processes and controls in line with relevant group policies. Taking responsibility for achieving all functional KPIs and targets, develop and lead a ‘right first time’ and ‘continuous improvement’ culture in all purchase ledger related activities.




Main duties include (but not limited to):


              Management of purchase ledger activity on site

  • Purchase order control; Identify & resolve open/ overdue orders, ensure appropriate & timely approval of orders, identify & resolve errors
  • Aged creditor review; Identify & resolve aged and unmatched amounts
  • GRNI maintenance; Formally review old/ unmatched/ debit GRNI entries with appropriate audit trail
  • Timely set up & due diligence of new suppliers and supplier changes in line with relevant policies
  • Check and approve import documentation (C88s) for the Financial Accountant


Day to day management of the purchase ledger team

  • Holiday approval/ resource planning
  • Ensure timely approval & processing of invoices
  • Invoice & payment processing day to day/ holiday cover as required
  • Resolving matching issues as required & management of supplier disputes
  • Ensure timely payments to suppliers
  • Ensure timely completion of supplier statements & escalate any concerns
  • Monitor and ensure posting accuracy & good documentation within the system


Support FC In Control & Development of purchase ledger function

  • Identify opportunities for improvement across the business
  • Report on volume & outcomes of supplier claims, maintain a summary of outstanding claims & status
  • Work with FC to ensure clean period closure in line with relevant group policies
  • Produce a weekly cash forecast
  • Develop and lead a ‘right first time’ and ‘continuous improvement’ culture in all purchase ledger related activities

Requirements, experience and person specification (bullet points)


  • Several years purchase ledger management experience required
  • Finance qualification (AAT or equivalent) preferred
  • Previous experience of Microsoft Navision preferred
  • A positive, proactive attitude & determined approach
  • Agile thinker able to identify & resolve problems independently
  • Good understanding of financial control systems and processes
  • Good attention to detail



A full job description is available upon request

Salary to be discussed at interview stage


If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying and confirm this when submitting your application.


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Closing date: Friday 11th February 2022


Please note that if a suitable candidate is found, this closing date may be brought forward