Contracts Assistant – Procurement

Type: Temporary

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 26-Apr-23

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £175.00 per day

Contracts Assistant – Procurement

What’s involved with this role:

Interim Contracts Assistant -Hybrid Working – PSR 1JP00067672
Pay Rate: Up to £ per day pay range subject to IR35 status

Location: Milton Keynes – Four days in the office, one day from home for first 2 months, 2 days in the office 3 days from home after 2 months.

Contract Length: Anticipated 6 months


A Contracts Assistant – Logistics/ Procurement is needed on a contract basis for approximately 6 months.

What you’ll do:

Sending out weekly and periodic reports to suppliers.
Updating the team with new information from customers and suppliers.
Ordering free issue materials.
Managing the free issue material orders closely with the Maintenance team to ensure delivery on time.
Supporting the Business Support Specialist in day to day activities.
Dealing with queries from projects.
Updating trackers to ensure orders have been placed for materials and the progress of the order.
Running periodic reports to assist with Monthly Business Review
Working closely with commercial team with updates required on the online logistics system
Uploading documents to the system
Attending weekly supplier calls and ad hoc project meetings.

Who you are:

Good customer service skills.
Good understanding of Microsoft Excel.
Working at pace and under pressure.
Ability to multi- task and prioritise.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Previous experience in the rail industry – desirable
Previous logistics/procurement experience – desirable

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, not that they would exclude candidates willing to travel/relocate, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role – please give full details within your CV document

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

Any local authority/public sector experience
Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for

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Job Ref: PSR 1JP00067672

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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