Procurement Specialist – Construction

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary: £30,000.00 max.
21 Dec 2018
21 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Do you have experience of working in Procurement in the Construction industry and are on the look for a new role in 2019? We are working with a Private Sector organisation based in Newcastle City Centre who are on the look for a Procurement Specialist with experience in the Construction industry to join their growing team. This is a permanent opportunity with a maximum salary of £30,000 on offer.

The successful candidate will report into the Head of Procurement Operations and will be responsible for providing key support to both suppliers and customers our client support relating to Construction. The key objective for the role is to support projects and sourcing requirements through i.e. developing specifications, identifying and selecting suppliers, planning and running sourcing events, evaluating responses and making sourcing recommendations.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Supplier and customer negotiation, including the negotiation of contracts, and improving prices and terms of business with suppliers 
  • Issuing work orders and other documentation where appropriate
  • Tracking delivery of project through milestones to completion
  • Provide analysis on costs and ensure savings are appropriately captured and tracked 
  • Act as go-to person for their sector
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance 
  • Conduct research across categories and markets; evaluate, recruit and accredit new suppliers to increase the capacity and capability of our supply chain
  • Share best practices with colleagues and customers to ensure our client becomes both efficient and adds value to its customer base 
  • Support the purchase function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on customers 

Experience Required:

  • Ideally CIPS qualified or equivalent (experience or qualifications)
  • Good knowledge of modern procurement practices; strong analytical and communication skills and works well within a team  
  • Construction end to end procurement and sourcing experience
  • Professional approach; natural relationship builder
  • Ability to prioritise multiple projects whilst maintaining client commitments in a fast-paced environment
  • Broad understanding of local or central government department, health authority, or education establishments would be beneficial

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