Procurement Support Specialist x 2
Here at the National Trust, our procurement spend is huge but it’s crucial that we’re spending money wisely, intelligently and sustainably. And that’s your challenge.
We’re a visitor attraction, a holiday provider, a retailer. We’re the nation’s largest private landowner, and one of its biggest catering operations. We might be a charity, but make no mistake; we have our fingers firmly on our financial pulse. We need to because every penny of our profit goes back into our work and gives us freedom to be even more creative in how we care for places and open them up to the hearts of the nation.What it's like to work here
We’re bigger than you think, we’re more complicated than we appear and we’re larger scale than you’d imagine. We’ve got passionate people in all our teams, and we’ve got so much more we want to achieve. We’re for ever, for everyone and we really mean that. We don’t want to stop at 5.5 million members and we want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy access to our places, so we need to reach new audiences in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them without losing the hearts and minds of those that are already with us.
Our central head office, Heelis, is situated in Swindon, Wiltshire. We're well placed, with ample parking nearby, a shopping outlet with plenty of options for places to eat, and the town centre only a 10 minute walk away. Alternatively you can enjoy our open plan atrium space for lunch times, with our internal café available every day.What you'll be doing
As a Procurement Support Specialist, you’ll be responsible for maintaining an expert understanding of the Trusts procurement systems and processes. You’ll be our procurement systems expert in the team, as well as managing processes to support E-sourcing, contract monitoring and purchase ordering systems. You’ll undertake data manipulation, analysis and insights from the systems to a high degree of accuracy.
You’ll also be supporting the Procurement Team in driving up quality, innovation and ensuring our sustainable / environmental standards are met, through helping to deliver the contract / supplier monitoring process. We’re committed to building long-term relationships with suppliers and sourcing goods and services ethically and, where possible, locally. Collaboration and supporting the management of contracts will sit at the heart of your role.
For more information on the role please read the role profile for further information.Who we're looking for
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a small, highly professional team that has an integral role to play in supporting the National Trust. We’re looking for someone who has:
- Knowledge of Finance and/or Procurement system
- Experience of data collection, processing and analysis techniques
- Good knowledge of stakeholder engagement and communication processes
- Strong collaboration and team working skills
- Excellent analytical skills with high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Understanding of the basic principles of contract management or support processes
- Experience of developing and using e-Tendering and other procurement platforms
Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.
Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.
All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!
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