Senior Procurement Specialist - Tyne & Wear

Salary: £35,000 max. - Procurement
Ref: 269 Date Posted: Monday 19 Nov 2018
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We are working with a Private Sector client based in their Buying Hub in Newcastle who are on the look for a Senior Procurement Specialists to join their growing team.

This position is responsible for providing key support to our clients and Client Services Team.  The key objective of the role is to support client projects and sourcing requirements by supporting the development of client specifications, identifying and selecting suppliers, planning and running sourcing events, evaluating supplier responses and making sourcing recommendations to our clients’ procurement teams.

Key Tasks & Deliverables include:

  • Supporting Tier 3 clients to develop effective sourcing events including the production of specification.
  • Clarifying client requirements and refining specifications
  • Identifying suitable suppliers for specific projects
  • Running efficient and effective sourcing events
  • Supplier and client negotiation, including the negotiation of contracts, and improving prices and terms of business with suppliers 
  • Issuing work orders and other documentation where appropriate
  • Tracking delivery of project through milestones to completion
  • Provide analysis on costs and ensure savings are appropriately captured and tracked 
  • Act as go-to person for their allocated sector
  • Responsible for allocated accounts and working closely with Client Services Managers
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance 
  • Conduct research across professional services categories and markets; evaluate, recruit and accredit new suppliers to increase the capacity and capability of our supply chain
  • Support the procurement function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on customers

Experience Required:

  • In-depth knowledge of esourcing and tendering solutions
  • Good knowledge of modern procurement practices; strong analytical and communication skills and works well within a team   
  • Significant demonstrable category and sourcing experience within a private or public sector organisation   
  • Commercially aware and a competent negotiator
  • Professional approach; natural relationship builder
  • Ability to prioritise multiple projects whilst maintaining client commitments in a fast-paced environment
  • A self-starter; highly motivated, results driven and with excellent attention to detail  
  • Broad understanding of local or central government department, health authority, or education establishments 
  • Achieved or working towards CIPS qualification