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Procurement Specialist

Posted 19 April by Stericycle Ended

This is an exciting opportunity for development within a small and dynamic team who are continuing to grow and expand into EMEA. The successful candidate will be confident, analytical and with a keen eye for detail.

The Role: To assist and implement procurement strategies that will deliver measurable significant savings against current expenditure levels. You will be responsible for providing a quality service to all stakeholders, suppliers and customers ensuring procurement best practice and value for money is delivered.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To support the Group Head of Procurement in raising the profile of procurement within the international Group
  • To support the procurement team in analysing suppliers and expenditure
  • Provide relevant commercial training and education to stakeholders
  • To source, document and maintain reliable data to enable the effective implementation of category management techniques
  • Maintain the contracts database and supplier database for the Group
  • To embed new procurement processes and activities within the Group that are efficient and provide best value for the Group
  • Research and understand the supply market and evaluate opportunities and threats;
  • Ensure sustainable procurement is considered in all elements of the procurement service;
  • Ensure all products and services meet the correct compliance standards;
  • Negotiate with external suppliers for the provision of a diverse range of goods and services;
  • Deliver an SRM service for the Group with appropriate suppliers;
  • Undertake market analysis and evaluation of market trends and how these may be turned to the Group’s advantage;
  • Ensure high professional standards exist throughout the procurement service provided to the Group;
  • Support the Procurement and Operation teams in the acquisition, integration and demobilisation of sites and businesses;
  • To travel across the UK (or abroad) where required to provide a procurement service;

The Ideal Candidate will be:

  • Degree qualified or relevant experience
  • An excellent communicator with a positive outlook
  • Self-motivated, confident, driven, positive and flexible approach
  • Accuracy & attention to detail a pre-requisite
  • Confident with analysing data and summarising information to support decision making
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Able to present data and recommendations in a transparent and succinct manner
  • Understands sustainable procurement agenda
  • Able to work as part of a team and interface with all levels of stakeholders and suppliers;
  • Able to effectively promote the Group’s interests in meetings with stakeholders


  • Strong working knowledge of category management
  • Able to negotiate supply agreements beneficial to the Group
  • Working knowledge of the Waste Management or Healthcare Sector
  • An understanding of UK contract law and legal terms and liabilities associated with supply agreements
  • Member of CIPS or working towards;
  • Over 3 years’ experience in a procurement role
  • Proven record of continuous learning
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Willingness to travel UK & Oversees

The Company:

Stericycle is part of the Nasdaq quoted Stericycle Inc. group. From medical waste and document destruction to sustainability services and compliance solutions, the Stericycle team has been serving customers since 1989. STERICYCLE PROTECTS WHAT MATTERS

Required skills

  • Advanced Excel
  • Analysis
  • Communication Skills
  • Negotiation
  • Supply Chain

Reference: 34947902

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