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Procurement Advisor in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Procurement Advisor – If you are a passionate, dynamic professional and relish a challenge, then this could be the opportunity for you.

My client is seeking to hire a passionate Procurement Professional to join our small Corporate Services Team. Based in Doncaster, reporting to and supporting the Procurement Manager in delivering a first-class support service to the business, you will act as a point of contact for specific heads of departments e.g. IT, HR and Finance.

My client were recognised by the National Rail Awards (2020) as the winner of the “Great Place to Work” category, taking 1 step closer in their desire to be the employer of choice. Employees are offered some great benefits and staff events are held to recognise that it is the staff who differentiate them from their competition.

Person Profile

To succeed in this position, candidates should have exceptional communication, influencing and problem-solving skills. IT knowledge and a desire to exploit software including but not limited to Office365 to improve the efficiency, transparency and availability of information to promote best practice / policy compliance. Previous experience with supplier assurance and services procurement is a key requirement as you will be tasked with maintaining and or developing approved supplier and contract matrices and wider rollout of the new supplier assurance portal.

You should be resourceful, resilient, adaptable, and organized with the ability to build rapport with internal customers and suppliers. The ability to work as part of a close knit but remote team is essential as is a preparedness to work on your own initiative when required. The ability to use spreadsheets and analyse large amounts of data.

Responsibilities

  • Support and assist the Procurement Manager
  • Maintain qualified status and access to industry supplier databases
  • Maintain and develop supplier assurance information/ circulate MI
  • Set up a procurement contracts register and an approved supplier list
  • Attend budget holder and other review group meetings
  • Develop internal resources to raise awareness of process, best practice, risk areas

Qualifications

Essential:

  • GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Procurement experience (Corporate Services/Indirect)
  • Experience working with supplier assurance processes
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Clean UK driving license
  • Willingness to travel if/when required

Desirable:

  • CIPS qualified (Advanced Certificate or higher) desirable
  • Good Understanding of contract terms

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