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B2B Development Specialist


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS
Function:  Supply Chain
Work Location:  Working from home

We are excited to be recruiting for a B2B Development Specialist to manage our B2B relationship with our suppliers, ensuring that our purchase orders are received either through EDI or the Vendor Portal and to ensure that any technical issues with the set up or training requirements with the vendor are in place.


You will be responsible for providing support, training and guidance to vendors and internal stakeholders on EDI and Vendor Portal


This position is fully remote working Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:45pm. You may be required to attend team meetings at our Corby site.


What you will do to be successful in this role


  • Conduct testing with new and existing trading partners and integrate them into EDI processes per implementation standards.
  • Acts as experts and communicate with internal and external stakeholders on EDI system, process capabilities as well as EDI system and program design of new applications or integration of EDI into existing applications
  • Manages daily transactions, resolve error messages, and takes action to meet trading partner EDI compliance requirements.
  • Establishes and maintain user access to RS Vendor Portal, implements, tests and provide training so that our suppliers are able to receive our purchase orders and have the ability to amend these where required.
  • Maintains database of information relating to EDI/vendor portal suppliers
  • Creates and maintains training material for EDI and the RS Vendor Portal
  • Give presentations on EDI and the RS Vendor Portal to both internal staff and external vendors
  • Attends meetings, external vendor visits and keep the business informed on progress made and issues found within the process for new connections and improvements to existing set ups
  • Proactively manages B2B processes - looking for opportunities for process improvement – driving service up and reducing cost.


What you will have to be successful in this role


  • High level of experience related to EDI transactional processing, tables, parameters and output types would be a great advantage,
  • Understanding of B2B mapping standards (ANSI X12 & EDIFACT) and mapping rules would also be highly desirable.
  • Hands-on experience of working in a supply chain managing purchase order requirements from suppliers would be beneficial.
  • A knowledge of SAP purchase order processing would also be a great advantage.
  • A knowledge of inventory and supply chain processes
  • Problem-solving experience
  • Work independently and manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively in line with operational timelines
  • Strong Microsoft excel and access skills


We are RS Components part of the RS Group.


Since 1937, we have been a leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components and supported generations of engineers with products for all types of applications.


As a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, we have nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe. We operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide


Our vision is to become first choice. Not just for our customers and suppliers, but also for our people.

At Electrocomponents you’ll be encouraged to think differently and share your ideas, helping our customers to create, develop and discover. As we grow our business, we’ll help you grow – expanding your expertise and helping you become the best you can be. You’ll be proud of the impact you make on the world and appreciated for what you do.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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