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Procurement Coordinator

£30,000 to £40,000
Job Type
1 Sep 2022
Procurement Heads has been retained on a greenfield procurement mandate by Pool Re, the UK's largest terrorism reinsurer, to recruit a Procurement Coordinator. Set up in 1993 by the insurance industry in cooperation with the UK government, Pool Re is a commercial, entrepreneurial and unique business with one purpose: to protect (reinsure) UK commercial property against damage through acts of terrorism. As part of a three-role, retained campaign, the Procurement Coordinator will be one of the first hires in a newly created Commercial Services function, reporting to the Head of Procurement & Commercial Services and sitting within a team of three. In this team, you ll lead on eProcurement and Contract Register tools, contract due diligence and assurance as well as working closely with suppliers to ensure maximum value and resolve any issues. Working closely with the Procurement & Commercial Services Manager, you ll gain experience in running lower-value procurements and supporting the wider commercial team in running procurement activity above current Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) threshold. To be considered, you ll need a desire to pursue a career in procurement with strong commercial acumen. Previous experience within a procurement function would be beneficial but not essential for this role. Culturally, there is a relaxed professionalism at Pool Re across a team of 35 with a flat structure and the ability to access/approach everyone in the business at all levels with ease. The business hires highly capable, talented people and fosters a supportive culture of transparency and continuous improvement whereby everyone knows what everyone is doing, and everyone contributes. With a contemporary, easy-to-access office in central London above Monument tube station which boasts impressive views of London Bridge and the Shard, the working pattern is flexible with most people office based two-to-three days a week and working remotely for the remainder. Key responsibilities of the Procurement Coordinator role: Running and enhancing the eSourcing Portal and contract register Maintenance of contract assurance framework Maintenance of contract register and contract milestones Undertaking a regular assurance programme Assuring regulatory compliance in relation to specified contracts Supplier engagement and new market development Supporting the Commercial team in conducting procurement activity Coordinating cross-functional assurance activity in relation to risks such as GRPR, Information Security and supplier stability Key skills and experience for the Procurement Coordinator role: Effective communication skills with the ability to build relationships at senior levels within the organisation, an excellent level of written English and the ability to distil data into succinct presentations Ability to organize and facilitate Ability to work independently and unsupervised Changing and Improving responsive, innovative and seeking out opportunities to create effective change. It s about being open to change, suggesting ideas for improvements to the way things are done, and working in smarter more focused ways Desirable - Experience running RFX activities or short tender processes and procurement contract processes Desirable Using and maintaining an eSourcing portal/platform Desirable Contract assurance and regulatory compliance experience Desirable Public Sector, Finance/Insurance sector experience Benefits of the Procurement Coordinator role include: £30-40,000 Enhanced pension (9% employer; 6% employee) Income protection Professional membership subscription 25 days holiday Much more
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  • Job Reference: 701356445-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Procurement Heads
    Procurement Heads
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent