Procurement Apprentice

Manchester Central is pleased to announce the vacancy of a Procurement Apprentice. Reporting directly to the Procurement Officer, this role is working on a fixed term contract basis which will cover the period of the apprenticeship. The role will spend 20% of the working hours gaining skills and knowledge to work towards the Procurement and Supply Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship standard. This will typically include attending workshops, on-line learning, webinars, coaching or shadowing.

Your duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the development of consistent procurement processes and procedures
  • Act as a key contact for the procurement function, authorising supplier requests in line with agreed procurement procedures and performing ad hoc checks to ensure compliance
  • Review of requisitions to ensure they agree with contract terms before converting to purchase orders and issuing to suppliers
  • Support the Procurement Officer and budget holders with supplier selection and ensure contract management responsibilities are in place to manage the supply delivery

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised
  • The ability to build and develop good working relationships
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, to establish trust and credibility
  • Adopt a positive approach and commitment to learning

You must:

  • Effective numeracy, literacy and word processing skills
  • Hold the ability to deliver quality and accuracy with an eye for detail
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Have good communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels

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