Procurement Specialist

Posted 24/06/2024 by Lucy Walker Recruitment

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£30,000 - £35,000/annum

An exciting career opportunity has become available for a Procurement Specialist to join our client, a globally renowned Consultancy business within the real estate, infrastructure and environmental sector. With over 75 years of industry expertise, this is superb opportunity to join a highly reputable and sector-leading business.

You will be a key member of the Procurement team of 9 in Leeds. As the Procurement Specialist, you will service an internal customer base of over 12,500 colleagues with IT and Facilities assets, managing global vendor relationships and maintaining compliance. This is a diverse and busy role; you will be supported in your learning and development to take real ownership of these duties.

Our client fosters a positive and welcoming culture, as well as fantastic benefits and support in your role. Alongside generous pension and holiday allowance, they offer 'Wellbeing Wednesday', option to buy and sell additional leave, and support in further learning to benefit your role.

Procurement Specialist Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing a procurement ticketing system and acting as the first point of contact for all matters related to the Facilities and Procurement function, efficiently responding to queries to create relevant work orders.
  • You will manage all procurement activity for indirect corporate expenditure, this includes IT and facilities assets, including software licenses, services, mobile phones, accessories, corporate merchandise, printing, office equipment, and PPE.
  • Maintaining an asset database; this will be your first 'port of call' in resource allocation.
  • Handle day-to-day procurement activities, reporting, staff onboarding/offboarding, updating internal systems, and managing the asset database.
  • Maintain internal compliance including policies and procedures, SOx procedures and corporate governance.
  • Manage overall supplier/vendor relationships, ensuring costs and services align with contractual agreements, support supplier onboarding/offboarding, negotiate contracts, and manage supplier renewals.

We are looking for a passionate Procurement expert; the ideal candidate will have 2+ years' experience within a related procurement/purchasing role, with proficiency in related systems. You will be a highly capable communicator able to manage internal customers and external suppliers and vendors, with excellent organisational skills.

Essential Experience and Skills Required:

  • Ideally 2+ years' experience in a related Procurement role. We are open on industry.
  • Excellent customer service, written and oral communication skills, able to liaise with a range of stakeholders.
  • Strong IT skills: our client uses Dynamics 365 and FreshService, knowledge of similar systems is desirable.
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise and manage a ticketing system effectively.
  • A collaborative team player.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Please Note: Due to the number of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within 7 days of submitting your CV please assume you have been unsuccessful for this role.

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