Procurement Specialist - £45K

1st Executive
England, London
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Corporate Benefits
22 Feb 2019
08 Apr 2019
Richard Shelley
Specialist Area
Buyer, Procurement
FMCG, Retail
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an ambitious individual looking to fast-track your career in Procurement? Our client, an innovative, dynamic and agile leader in the Retail Sector is looking to recruit a Procurement Specialist. This is a fantastic development role for an individual with some indirect procurement experience, and with a desire to fast-track their career in a Procurement function undergoing significant transformation and up-skilling following the appointment of a high-profile CPO.

Role: Working as part of a small team of commercially minded, innovative Procurement professionals, you will be provided with an opportunity to take personal responsibility for a defined category portfolio of c£150m. With a large pipeline of imminent projects this is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop a range commercially innovative Procurement & Sourcing strategies that will drive value and opportunities for operational efficiencies that will be critical to the continued growth and success of the organisation. The jobholder will be expected to lead the full lifecycle sourcing process providing stakeholders will valuable market insight, at the very outset of any sourcing consideration, and steering there decision making process towards appropriate commercial procurement strategies. As such, it is expected that you build relationships and work closely with both existing and potential suppliers in order to leverage valuable market insight and to drive all aspects of performance improvement.


This is an excellent opportunity to enter the procurement function of a prestigious 'Blue-Chip' organisation.

  • Demonstrates some experience of operating in a Buyer or Senior Buyer capacity for indirects
  • Experience of running end to end tender processes
  • Analytical and logical nature, highly numerate with demonstrable experience of using Excel
  • Confident communicator with an engaging personality - demonstrating evidence of engaging/managing key stakeholders
  • Degree qualified

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