Procurement & Contracts Management Assistant - Ref: R/P8a

Procurement and Contract Management Assistant - Grade F - Salary £20,156 pa - Permanent/Full-time (37 hours per week) - Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) - Closing date 06 November 2020 - Interviews w/c 23rd November 2020

Procurement and Contract Management Assistant

Grade F - Salary £20,156 pa

Permanent/Full-time (37 hours per week)

Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)

Closing date – 06 November 2020

Please click here to apply 

Interviews w/c 23rd November 2020

An opportunity has arisen for a Procurement Contract Management Assistant. This role would suit someone looking for their first career step into a Procurement Department. We would support you while you undertake a ‘Commercial Procurement & Supply’ Level 4 apprenticeship. They are a great way to gain recognised industry qualifications and earn a salary at the same time. Typically, you will be required to attend training at college for block placements spread over two years, apprenticeships are for all ages.

Alternatively, you may have recently completed a L4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) which is part way towards the full CIPS professional qualification and be looking to gain more experience.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement that a £1.8bn devolution deal has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The role

Can you recognise a good deal?  Would you like to build a career as commercial professional?  If so, this could be the opportunity for you. Reporting into the Procurement and Contracts Manager, the key responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Running and supporting tender and quotation processes.
  • Supporting teams by resolving queries, carrying out price evaluations, providing advice and guidance,
  • Providing administrative support by maintaining the supplier and contract registers

Please read the role profile before applying for this post.

About you

You will have the following key skills, attributes and experience:

  • A professional, consistent and friendly attitude with great communication skills.
  • Be proactive and will be able to use initiative to work independently.
  • Be able to demonstrate aptitude for commercial work and negotiation.
  • A hard-working and enthusiastic team player.

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme,
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card,
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

To apply

If this sounds like your next role, please upload your CV and with relevant supporting information linked back to the role profile on our online application process telling us why you would be a great fit for our role.

Please click here to apply by 11:55pm on 6 November 2020.


Further Information

Any further query, please contact Faye Barker, Head of Procurement and Contract Management on 0113 2517313.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.