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.
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.
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.
If you love the Birmingham conurbation and you’re travelling west, you’d better stop when you see signs for Stourbridge, because after the town you’ll be hit quite abruptly by the spread of green Shropshire countryside as far as the eye can see. The Bull ring, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Jasper Carrott will be distant memories.
If you stick around, though, you’ll be treated to a pleasant enough town, part of Birmingham’s commuter belt, with Wolverhampton to the north, Dudley to the north east and the centre of Birmingham 10 miles (16 km) to the east. Kidderminster is the next distinct town, 7 miles (12 km) south west. Stourbridge has a distinct suburban feel about it that somewhat hides the fact that it does have quite a strong industrial past, with a particular emphasis on glassmaking, which has all but shattered to nothing, albeit recently. The town still has a Festival of Glass every two years. Stourbridge does have its own shopping area, but it’s largely for everyday essentials, with a few bars and restaurants dotted around. Serious shoppers are still more likely to head into Birmingham.
Although not particularly industrialised, there are a few trading estates around the outskirts, and the town is well enough connected to the South West (via the M5 and rail links) and the rest of Birmingham for it not to matter. If you’re looking for Procurement Specialist work and you live in Stourbridge, there are occasional related jobs in the town, but looking north and east will probably produce better results.
Cast UK are constantly working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are devoted to filling each position with the best talent possible. If you’re looking for more information on the Procurement Specialist positions available in Stourbridge or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
With decades of experience in the fields between us, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Stourbridge or source a new job in Stourbridge then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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