Procurement Specialist

Procurement Heads is looking for a Procurement Specialist

Procurement Heads is pleased to be collaborating with a specialist organisation within the waste industry to seek a confident, detail-oriented, and proactive Procurement Specialist.

As a key member of our procurement team, you will play a crucial role in monitoring market trends and building strong supplier relationships to be able to create innovative solutions for a broad clientele.
The Procurement Specialist will:

  • Execute buying activities within an agreed procurement plan, ensuring adherence to timelines and budgetary requirements.
  • Monitor the waste industry markets and conduct comprehensive research and analysis to determine market sentiment, enabling informed decision-making.
  • Responsible for internal reporting, logging, and effective communication on trades, market movements, and prices.
  • Develop and nurture strong supplier relationships, fostering collaboration and ensuring a reliable supply chain.
  • Monitor results closely, analysing data and metrics to drive continuous improvement and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrate exceptional persuasion skills, effectively influencing stakeholders to achieve desired results.
  • Leverage commercial acumen to negotiate favourable terms, build long-term relationships, and maximize value for the organization.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Proven experience in procurement or buying roles, ideally with knowledge of recycling and environment agency requirements.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy.
  • Strong analytical skills, utilizing data-driven insights to inform decision-making and identify opportunities for waste-related procurement.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills within the waste sector, enabling the development of strong supplier relationships specific to waste management.
  • Proactive mindset and taking initiative.
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to build long-term relationships.

Salary and benefits:

  • £35-40,000 per year
  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 5x salary life insurance
  • 7% employer pension contribution
  • employee health cash plan