Procurement Support

  • Job Reference: CR/027476
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2024
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: Basingstoke
  • Salary: £15.00 to £20.00
  • Sector: IT (general)
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Procurement Support 12 month contract

Based from Basingstoke office with a minimum of 3 days in the office per week - the rest remote.

The role is primarily responsible for supporting a number of key spend categories across the many varied affiliates' Marketing, Medical, Sales and Support Services' activities. This requires working closely with internal clients and external companies to evaluate opportunities, define strategies and implement innovative solutions for the selection of suppliers and delivery of successful outcomes. The role also entails managing existing relationships to ensure the company maximises the full value from their supply chain spend.

You will ideally have proven experience within Procurement or have had significant exposure to external third party interactions, and it would be useful to have had some legal or contracting background.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply strategic sourcing processes, utilising project management skills and techniques to ensure timely project delivery and best value outcomes
  • Manage supplier relationships in conjunction with business area owners.
  • Act as an escalation point for contractual and performance issues.
  • Negotiate and develop contracts within areas of responsibility.
  • Manage sourcing/tendering process, utilising Ariba tools.
  • Provide commercial advice to business areas as required.
  • Work with business to develop approved supplier strategies and listings in key areas of responsibility
  • Promote and ensure compliance with procurement processes and Financial Responsibility Authorisation Policy.

Essential Skills:

  • A knowledge of procurement processes and techniques
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate multiple sources of information and make recommendations
  • Able to communicate effectively, develop strong relationships and influence at all levels cross-functionally, both internally and externally
  • Commercially aware with a proactive, flexible, energetic, can-do attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and internal customer groups
  • Comfortable with external interactions and negotiations
  • Self-motivated, able to pro-actively seek and prioritise opportunities
  • Self-sufficient and skilled at working with minimal close guidance