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Procurement Specialist

Trust In Soda

Posted on Mar 17, 2023 by Trust In Soda

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£300 - £325 Daily

Procurement Specialist - Hiring ASAP - Reading and Remote

Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months initially
Location: Hybrid Working: 3 days working remotely 2 days per week in Reading
Rate: £325 per day
Engagement Method: Inside IR35

Role Summary

My client, a global energy supplier, is looking to hire a Procurement Specialist to support large programme of work in Corporate. This area is responsible for sourcing and managing a wide variety of goods and services across all businesses and corporate functions. You will play a key, hands-on role in the transformation and development of the Indirect spend categories such as Fleet, Plant & Travel, Property & Facilities Management, Customer Services, Marketing and Financial Services.

Key Skills

  • To be successful in this role, you will ideally be an experienced procurement professional who has been involved with delivering cross-business sourcing activities. A track record of relevant procurement knowledge across some 'indirect' category areas would be preferred, as well as having experience of using various forms of contract and the associated terms.
  • General procurement experience across 'indirect' spend areas - MRO or Survey/Inspection Services would be ideal.
  • Proficient in developing and running formal group-wide tenders.
  • 'Regulated' sourcing experience would be beneficial.
  • Good knowledge of contractual terms and conditions and their applicability
  • Solid stakeholder engagement and management


  • Supporting the wider Category team in the development of contracting and sourcing strategies to help ensure that the client's group-wide requirements are delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
  • Proactively engaging stakeholders and suppliers throughout the end-to end procurement life cycle in order to secure the most appropriate and innovative outcomes and maximise savings opportunities.
  • Sourcing goods and services in accordance with the client's policies and procedures and any relevant external legislation (including EU Procurement directives) and managing all elements of the end-to-end sourcing process, whilst ensuring that appropriate risks and known and managed in accordance with the client's guidelines.
  • The commercial analysis of contract/tender submissions, the negotiation and drafting of specific contract terms and recommending the appropriate contract award.
  • Supporting the on-going management of contracts (and suppliers) so as to secure the maximum value from our relationships.

Reference: 2513070153


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