Procurement Specialist (Temporary)

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  • Job Reference: PR/000409
  • Job Title: Procurement Specialist (Temporary)
  • Location: Surrey
  • Basic Salary Range: £25 per hour LTD
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Posted 3 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Our client, a successful service provider, are now looking for a Procurement Specialist to join their team on a temporary basis.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • General ad-hoc duties include:
  • To carry out procurement activities, in-line with Company processes, through enquiry to award stages for both products and services.
  • Use of Microsoft Outlook for email and diary management to support Procurement and Project Teams.
  • Working with other departments to compile and prepare departmental documentation for publication.
  • Maintenance of their filing systems and databases.
  • Co-ordination and preparation of papers for meetings. The individual must also be confident to chair meetings as and when required.
  • Assist with office administration requirements within the Procurement community as and when required.
  • Ensure Full adherence to the Compliance and Business Conduct Policies.
  • Ensure Full compliance with the Health, Safety, Environment and Employment Policies.
  • Responsible for maintaining and closing out Purchase Order files (both products and services).
  • Contribute to on-going development and improvement of Procurement processes and systems

Core Competencies:

  • Flexibility – Be adaptable in responding to change and uncertainty to deliver what is needed and added value. Level – Good
  • Managing priorities and getting tasks completed on time.  Level – Good
  • Communication skills – Be articulate and engaging.  Demonstrate ability across different styles for example, passionate, empathetic, assertive, reflective etc.  Level – Proficient

Transferable Competencies for this role:

  • Influencing – establishes communication channels, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiates with others.
  • Organisational skills – plans in advance, sets clear objectives, manages time/delegates, reviews progress against plan.
  • Interpersonal skills – builds positive relationships, demonstrates emotionally stability, confident in own ability, approachable to all staff, shows respect and tolerance.
  • Maintain a proactive, efficient, professional and ethical approach to each task set.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

To provide support to procurement activities on projects as part of the GS EMEA Procurement Department.


  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths & English
  • Confident in use of all Microsoft tools and how to manipulate information and data in Excel.
  • Experience of working within a procurement team with commitment authority to negotiate and award Orders for both products and services
  • Experience & Skills:
  • Confident and effective communication skills
  • Articulate with a good attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm & Flexibility
  • Ability to display initiative and work well in a fast paced environment
  • Be well organised and maintain a tidy environment, adaptable and dedicated to the tasks in hand
  • Be honest, conscientious, well presented, highly motivated, with first class interpersonal skills
  • Good team player, also able to work independently
  • Negotiation and relationship management with an active Supply Chain
  • Maintaining best procurement practices
  • Process driven

If you believe you have all the required experience, please contact the team at or call 0207 118 4848 to discuss in more detail.