Item Master List Specialist

Item Master List Specialist Health cash plan (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Life Assurance 3 x salary. 33 days’ annual leave (including Bank Holidays) rising to 38 with length of service. An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish. Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support. Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities. Funded certificate opportunities. Pension scheme. Cycle to Work scheme. Discounts on Medivet products and services for your pets. Plus many other Employee benefits. Watford, Hertfordshire Medivet Support Centre Full Time, Permanent

About us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK, including several 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence within Europe including practices in France, Germany, and Spain. 

We are proud to support a large, connected, and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that is always there. Its more than a strapline for us, we genuinely believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference.

The role

This engaging new role of Item Master List Specialist presents an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on procurement within a dynamic veterinary group, both in the UK and across Europe.

The item master list specialist will play a vital part in the procurement departments ambition to provide industry leading procurement support to our veterinary practices, by helping create and maintain our product Item Master List within a new ERP system.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, you will work as part of a small but experienced procurement team and you will have the ability to significantly influence the performance of the group across many areas.

Role accountabilities

  • Create the Item Master List (IML) in the new ERP system, playing a pivotal role in the lists development. 
  • Maintain the IML by adding, removing or modifying products.
  • Maintain the accuracy of all data entry and updates.
  • Proactively communicate with suppliers or other stakeholders to collect timely data.
  • Facilitate technological integration of the ERP with supplier systems and processes, to drive close to real time data exchange.
  • Act as a super user for the purchase to pay (P2P) module and any associated software’s and provide training on the P2P module to the group when needed.
  • You will be the primary contact for item master list related queries.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities to develop the IML and ERP.
  • Be responsible for the vendor due diligence and onboarding processes and work with the master data maintenance manager to rationalise the supplier list.
  • Provide regular insights and reports on IML performance to assist the category managers with their category reviews and to support the regular reporting requirements of the procurement department.

Your skills and experience

  • Requires a person who is meticulous with detail and highly process driven.
  • Advanced level in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with an ERP system essential, with responsibility for product catalogue management.
  • Previous experience of using Microsoft Dynamics 365 preferable.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and programme of work which impacts across the business.
  • Proven organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A great team player with an open and welcoming personality.
  • Excellent business and interpersonal communication skills in both written and verbal.
  • Experience in a health care setting advantageous but not essential.


Watford, Hyde.

Job number: SCR00894