Procurement Consultant

Recruiter
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Oct 2017
Job Type
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent

The role is a consultancy role and will require EU regulation knowledge. It has an emphasis on supplier and stakeholder management and will involve very minor travelling to clients.

Client Details

The client is a well established Procurement services company which specialise in the education sector. This exciting opportunity will see the successful candidate join an organisation which is passionate, focused and effective in providing excellent services to assist colleges function more effectively.

Description

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Research, analysis and reviewing of client non pay expenditure;
  • Providing full procurement activity reports;
  • Identification, delivering and securing savings across a wide range of spend categories;
  • Obtaining, compiling and keeping various data up to date to inform our clients of procurement activities;
  • Exploration of the clients current spend with subsequent bench-marking and market testing activity to consider alternative suppliers and where appropriate drafting reports which recommend changes to achieve savings;
  • Review of the clients current written procurement procedures and regulations including recommendations as to any changes that should be made;
  • Drafting of policy and procedure notes in relation to procurement and value for money;

Profile

The successful candidate will have:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills including experience in writing technical reports;

  • Good level of education, including procurement and/or project management qualifications (or similar)

  • Excellent data research, collection and analysis skills, including the ability to work with and manipulate numerical data

  • Excellent all-round IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office

  • Proven organisational and project, planning skills, working in a calm, logical way to deliver tasks efficiently;

  • You must be able to work collaboratively with others and will need to have excellent project management and organisational skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with multiple colleagues, peers, and external clients

  • Ability to think creatively and independently and to take initiative to solve problems

  • Proven experience of supplier management and procurement

Job Offer

On offer for the successful applicant:

  • competitive salary
  • generous annual leave
  • comprehensive induction and on-going development opportunities.

The role offers a great amount of flexibility around working hours and how it can be used to fit around the candidates lifestyle. In addition, the opportunity to work for an award winning procurement management team.