Careers | Purchase Ledger Clerk

Company Information

Science in Sport plc is a leading sports nutrition business that develops, manufactures and markets innovative nutrition products for professional athletes, sports and fitness enthusiasts and the gym lifestyle community. The Company has two highly regarded brands: PhD Nutrition, a premium active-nutrition brand targeting the gym lifestyle community, and SiS, a leading endurance nutrition brand among elite athletes and professional sports teams. 

Major investors include Aviva, AXA Framlington, Schroders, J.O. Hambro and Otus Capital, together with a range of institutional investors.


The two brands are sold internationally through our own and digital platform, together with third-party online sites including Amazon and Tmall. The business is currently rolling out in Asian markets and intends to launch in India and the Middle East during 2021. Our US business is growing strongly.

We have extensive retail distribution in the UK and internationally, including major supermarkets, high street chains and specialist sports retailers. 

This omnichannel footprint enables the Company to address the full breadth of the sports nutrition market currently estimated at approximately £11 billion worldwide.

PhD is one of the UK's leading active nutrition brands with a reputation for high quality and product innovation. The brand has grown rapidly, based on its core protein powders, since its launch in 2005. The range now comprises powders, bars and supplements including the high protein, low sugar range, PhD Smart. PhD brand ambassadors include leading fitness influencers Ross Edgley and Obi Vincent. The PhD brand is an official partner to the Tough Mudder Challenge and Race Series.

SiS, founded in 1992, has a core range comprising gels, powders and bars focused on energy, hydration and recovery. SiS is the official sports nutrition supplier to many professional teams and organisations including INEOS Grenadiers Cycling Team, Team INEOS UK (America's Cup Team) and Manchester United Football Club. SiS supplies more than 150 professional football clubs in the UK, Europe and USA, and is Performance Research Partner to the English Football Association.

Science in Sport is headquartered in London. Its shares joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in August 2013 and trade under the ticker symbol SIS.


Role Summary

Following a period of strong growth, we are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic purchase ledger clerk to join our team. The successful candidate will initially be based from our Nelson office in Lancashire until Q1 2022 when our new and shiny purpose-built office and supply chain facility based in Blackburn is opened. Our ideal candidate is someone with experience in transactional accounts for purchase ledger and a readiness to learn and develop in other aspects of finance.



o    Management of the accounts payable inbox, including dealing with supplier queries.

o    Accurate and timely processing of purchase invoices. 

o    End to end process of ensuring that invoices are only processed if there are valid PO's and GRPO’s.

o    Preparation of weekly payment runs. 

o    Main point of contact for dealing with supplier queries.

o    Management of company expense process, ensuring adherence to the company policy.

o    Supplier statement reconciliations completed atleast monthly. 

o    Support Finance Manager in preparation of month end and ad-hoc where required.


The successful candidate must meet the following requirements:

o    Minimum 2 – 3 years relevant sales / purchase ledger experience for a global business. Advantageous if also experienced in manufacturing / e-comm or retail business.

o    Experience dealing with transactions in different currencies.

o    Passionate about working part of a team, in a fast pace environment with like-minded colleagues.

o    Intermediate excel skills (VLOOKUP’s, Pivot tables, SumIfs, etc).

o    Previous experience of SAP advantageous but not required.

o    Ability to multitask and organise accordingly,



What you get in return:

You get to work in a fantastic and progressive company culture. You also have access to a range of company benefits, including: 

o    TogetherAll – Employee Wellbeing Service 

o    Cycle to Work Scheme

o    Discounted Gym Membership

o    Company Product Discount

o    Generous Pension 

o    Season Ticket Loan

o    Referral Award Scheme