Procurement Specialist

The Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
22000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual + GBP22000 - GBP30000/annum Attractive remuneration package
13 Feb 2017
22 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to the Procurement Manager, this is an opportunity to join a small team continuing to making a big positive impact on the Company's performance. Following comprehensive initial training, the successful candidate will be responsible for their individual cost reduction and supply chain improvement projects.

The post requires commercial awareness, attention to detail and the ability to understand technical concepts.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be able to:

•Take a project from initial definition through feasibility, execution and implement to a successful conclusion.
•Projects must be managed efficiently to deliver the agreed benefits within the time allotted whilst working on several projects simultaneously.
•Candidates will be responsible for:
??Analysis of the companys requirements in terms of component specification, purchase volumes and cost.
??Preparation of tender documents and the analysis of supplier proposals.
??Communicating progress both within the Procurement team, within Division and to external contacts.
??Assessing potential supplier capabilities in term of capacity, competence and culture. Routinely re-evaluate existing critical suppliers.


•Able to work independently.
•Commercially aware and able to grasp technical concepts.
•Confident to negotiate and persuade others
•Able to building relationships with suppliers and other departments.
•Comfortable in handling large sets of data using formulae, pivot tables, charts etc. (Microsoft Excel Intermediate level).
Experience of Microsoft Access advantageous.
•Find creative solutions to a problem.

Personal Profile

The ideal candidate will be articulate with a professional appearance, confident, determined and enthusiastic with a positive outlook and a clear focus on delivering results.

Must have the ability to plan and communicate effectively, be reliable, and determined. Able to travel to suppliers in the UK and worldwide.


2 years relevant experience or minimum of two A levels or equivalent
Full current UK driving licence.

Focused Recruitment are a multi award winning independent recruitment agency covering South Wales and the South West. As a service driven company we are fully committed to working with clients and candidates that share this value. We consistently place the right people, into the right companies, with the right roles to fulfil their career aspirations