Procurement Coordinator

A Fortune 500 professional services company with a best-in-class procurement function is seeking a Procurement Coordinator.

A Fortune 500 professional services company with a best-in-class procurement function is recruiting a Procurement Coordinator to join their ever-growing team. 

They’re looking for someone with around 2 years’ procurement or SRM experience, ideally with an indirects background. Experience of working in a large corporate environment would be desirable.

As part of a large, London-based procurement function, you will support category management, strategic sourcing and SRM within its FM business unit.

The role will also entail sourcing and leading on your own procurement projects. 

The Procurement Coordinator role is within a busy, fast-paced and ever-changing environment and would suit someone with excellent relationship-building skills who can deal with ambiguity and pivot to the needs of the business and its clients. 

The role will see you working in one of the business’ newly refurbished central London offices a minimum of two times per week with the rest of the working week to be conducted remotely.

As Procurement Coordinator your key responsibilities will be: 

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the business unit and penetrate the organisation by continually demonstrating value and breaking down barriers.
  • Engage business unit stakeholders to develop relationship equity.
  • Drive for results by consistently achieving goals and pushing to complete tasks by their deadlines.
  • Understand business and client requirements and support the business unit in developing and implementing appropriate procurement plans through the development of regional and national procurement strategies for the category.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of current issues within the categories taking into account the requirements of the market.
  • Source the appropriate supply chain through the supplier vetting process and authenticate the exempt supplier list ensuring that supply chain sourcing is structured to meet stakeholder requirements.
  • On occasion, source, lead and manage procurement projects for the client, ensuring internal/external governance and best practice is followed.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Tier 1 (preferred framework suppliers) and Tier 2 suppliers (their direct sub-contractors) within the categories.
  • Serve as the interface between the functional team members to ensure the effective definition of and delivery of category management activities.
  • Compliance with global and national procurement and supply chain governance including policies, processes, procedures, and systems.
  • Working within the Procurement team to ensure related documentation is best in class.

Skills and experience:

  • Financial or Facilities Management qualifications are preferable.
  • A minimum of two years relevant procurement and supply management or financial position experience.
  • Experience within Property or Facilities Management (FM) is preferable.
  • Professional certification e.g. CIPS or evidence of continued professional growth.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate.
  • Logical thinker with a good eye for detail.
  • Personable and able to form strong working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders up to senior level.
  • Self-sufficiency.
  • Creative problem solving and the ability to make decisions.
  • Ability to demonstrate value, insight, and innovation development.
  • Experience in effective supplier management techniques.
  • Able to demonstrate experience in a broad range of key skills including leadership, negotiation, influencing, project and change management, and governance.
  • Experience with e-procurement tools and systems (Zycus, etc).
  • Strong analytical skills and advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint essential)

Benefits of the Procurement Coordinator role include:

  • £35-40,000
  • Private medical insurance
  • 5% matched pension
  • 25 days holiday