Procurement Specialist

Location West Sussex
Discipline: Supply Chain
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Job ref: 005747
Published: about 1 month ago

What you'll be doing

  • Support the Procurement manager on all sourcing and contracting activities and strategy execution. This will include some admin duties.
  • Participate in strategic and long-term forecast activity identifying and developing innovative sources and contracts.
  • Support the global Rayner group with procurement activities where required e.g., place POs etc.
  • Identify new suppliers as required and assist in timely and efficient onboarding of approved new vendors.
  • Report on category trend performance.
  • Support sales to develop financially sound bids and proposals.
  • Managing the vendor onboarding process and some of the vendor management requirements.
  • Maintain collaborative partnerships with vendors, ensuring effective procurement and query resolution, timely 2-way communications, feedback on performance, highlighting risk/opportunity mitigation/creation – in line with company policies.
  • Work with the Legal team to co-ordinate and compile/manage a vendor management contract tracker.
  • Support strategic global projects with procurement skills as required.
  • Co-ordinate any invoice queries from Vendors with the finance team.
  • The procurement specialist will have Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with all stakeholders both internal and external at all levels.
  • The procurement specialist will have Strong teamwork skills and must be able to operate in a collaborative environment.
  • The procurement specialist will have the ability to collect and analyze complex data and statistics.
  • The procurement specialist will have ability and willingness to learn new skills and share knowledge.
  • The procurement specialist will have excellent attention to detail.
  • The procurement specialist will be Enthusiastic, self-motivated, forward thinking, and resourceful.
  • The procurement specialist will Develop a strong rapport with department heads.
  • The procurement specialist will Complete planned project objectives to schedule.
  • To carry out other duties appropriate to the level and character of the post.

What experience do you you need

Essential

  • 1-2 years procurement experience
  • Strong written and numeracy skills
  • Operational experience of Microsoft tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Experience with negotiating contracts

Desirable

  • CIPS level 3 or above (MCIPS Status) or Equivalent
  • Multilingual
  • Knowledge of Medical/Pharmaceutical practices

What We Can Offer You

  • Private healthcare
  • Wellbeing allowance reimbursement programme
  • Monthly yoga sessions and quarterly massages
  • Annual programme of fun events
  • On site restaurant (Worthing, HQ)
  • 12- weeks maternity pay & 4-weeks paternity leave