Procurement Specialist jobs
The responsibilities of a Procurement Specialist will vary, depending on the company, the products or services it provides and its individual business model.
In most situations, this individual will be tasked with maintaining the right levels of stock and making sure that the goods and services are acquired at the right cost and to the appropriate quality standards.
Of course, making purchasing decisions is only one part of the role and a Procurement Specialist must also continuously monitor contracts and renegotiate them as necessary. Writing KPI reports is a common part of the job, as is finding ways to make improvements, both in terms of the company's profits and customer satisfaction.
The skills required
When applying for a Procurement Specialist vacancy, an awareness of the relevant legislation is essential, while a working knowledge of the various technologies and software packages is a must.
You should also be able to make quick - but carefully considered - decisions, negotiate effectively and build strong relationships with suppliers.
In many cases, a person in this role will also be responsible for a team. Therefore, a sense of leadership and the ability to provide training and motivation are good skills to have. Meanwhile, you'll need to be confident in dealing with any problems that may arise.
Procurement Specialist Jobs in Bedfordshire
Bordering Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire is a ceremonial county in the East of England. Its southernmost point is around 25 miles from central London and it offers a number of opportunities for those seeking Procurement Specialist roles.
The region comprises prominent towns and cities like Bedford, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard. Until the late 19th century, Bedfordshire's economy was mainly based in agriculture - particularly sheep farming, while the textile industry and lace manufacture were also important.
In the mid-1800s, as the Industrial Revolution took hold and the railways improved across the county, some heavy industry came to the area, but this was mainly brewing and the manufacture of farm instruments. On the whole, the region remained mainly agricultural.
During the 20th century, the population of towns like Bedford grew rapidly. Today, an array of well-known companies have headquarters or large facilities in Bedfordshire. These are based in a number of sectors and include Autoglass, Kingspan Off-site, Jordans Cereals and Vauxhall Motors.
London Luton Airport is located in Bedfordshire and airlines operating from this transport hub include EasyJet, Monarch Airlines and Thomson Airways.
As well as having millions of passengers pass through its gates every year, Luton Airport also processes a significant amount of cargo for companies like DHL Express, Varig Logistica and Atlantic Airlines.
Discover Procurement Specialist opportunities with Cast UK
If you're looking for a position as a Procurement Specialist, the recruitment consultants at Cast UK are here to help.
The members of our team all have experience in the procurement and logistics industry and their personal knowledge of the roles and responsibilities gives them unique insight into what makes the best candidate for each role.
We take great pride in making the best matches for each vacancy and we tailor our approach according to the needs of our candidates and clients.
Cast UK works with clients and candidates in locations across the country to match the best talent to every vacancy. To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Procurement Specialist for your business or find you a job as a Procurement Specialist then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.Contact us