Procurement Specialist - LGW

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Procurement Specialist (with Public Sector Procurement Experience)- Hybrid

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the Procurement Specialist role is responsible for supporting the business with the purchase of any goods and services required from low to high value. The role provides support to colleagues through the entire purchase to pay life cycle, ranging from identifying a need, sourcing, contract award and through to contract and supplier management.

You'll be a full-time permanent procurement generalist managing the full end to end sourcing and procurement of goods and services across a broad range of categories, such as professional services, consultancy, information technology and research. 

Core Accountabilities

  • Management of contract renewals and contract changes.
  • Lead low to high value procurements across a broad range of goods and services, including consultancy, professional services, research, and information technology.
  • Ensure all procurements are performed compliantly with internal Procurement and Finance policies and procedures and legal requirements.
  • Manage procurements successfully whilst achieving the most economically advantageous contracts.
  • Support internal clients in contract management.
  • Be an internal advocate for Procurement including leading monthly Procurement business partnering meetings with key internal clients to support current and existing purchasing needs. 
  • Liaise regularly with internal and external colleagues and suppliers using own initiative and influencing skills to progress and resolve issues and/or queries to support in the delivery of best practice procurement.
  • Attend and represent Procurement on internal governance and project meetings.
  • Provide practical advice and best practice guidance on internal client and external supplier queries.
  • Extract and analyse spend and contract data.
  • Deliver high profile or complex tender exercises and support for purchase order and credit card purchases.
  • Ensure completion of all work-related administration.  
  • Consistent application to public sector procurement requirements, such as openness, transparency, securing value for money and social value throughout the duties outlined above.
  • Ensure efficiency and/ or cost savings.
  • Assist on projects. 

Essential Skills

  • MCIPS qualified to minimum Level 4 - Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working in public sector procurement with a good knowledge and working experience of the Public Sector procurement requirements such as Public Contracts Regulations). 
  • Knowledge of financial procedures including price, cost and bid analysis.
  • Confident working at all levels and including key stakeholders and communicating effectively.
  • Organised, thorough and able to prioritise workload and approach issues positively to ensure effective resolution.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to manage multiple categories of diverse spend requests.


  • Contract management experience, understanding SLAs/KPIs and applying these in contract management, dispute resolution, financial management and reporting.
  • Knowledge of SAP Business.

Application questions

Have current Public Sector Procurement / buying experience?
Live LGW area, or within 1 hour of a commute?
Have a min of MCIPS level 3?
Have a stable and proven procurement background, able to provide sounds references?
Able to demonstrate Tendering experience?

Reference: 52500715

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