Procurement Assistant

Job Details

Location: Cardiff
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 plus package
Sector: Civil Engineering, Construction, Hospitals
Contact: Connor Brown
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 02920813331
Start Date: Immediate
Job Ref: PA/CB/SAC/2024


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The Procurement Assistant will play a key role in the Project’s sourcing capabilities and supply chain

  • Cardiff
  • Permanent salary + benefits package

The role holder will be responsible for finding and evaluating suppliers, products, and services, and acquiring the most cost-efficient and timely deals without compromising on quality.


  • 34 days Holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Access professional support when needed.
  • Life Assurance (4x annual salary): Peace of mind for you and your loved ones.
  • Pension Scheme: Secure your financial future.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: Promote health and sustainability.
  • Eye Care Vouchers: Covering tests and glasses, including safety eyewear.
  • Annual Health Checks: Regular health assessments with Randox Health, including half-yearly check-ins.
  • Enhanced Annual Leave: Enjoy additional time off.
  • Company-Funded Training and Accreditations: Invest in your professional growth.
  • Lighthouse Club Membership: Connect with industry peers.
  • Tech Purchase Scheme: Access the latest technology.
  • Discount Shopping Vouchers: Save on everyday purchases.
  • Wellness Voucher Programme: Prioritize your well-being.


  • Assist in developing and implementing a purchasing strategy for the project, in alignment with the Company’s business strategy.
  • Challenge, enhance and standardise existing procurement practices to ensure conformity of approach, generate economies of scale and deliver better value for money.
  • Procure suppliers, including negotiating and agreeing on contract terms and conditions and ensure suppliers are following the relevant project requirements, using the relevant standards and contract technical specifications requirements.
  • Ensure suppliers are following all relevant employer, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure purchase orders are prepared and monitored in accordance with the Contract and Project Quality Management System requirements.
  • Provide the necessary liaison and coordination between the Financial and Commercial Departments and any other relevant departments on the project.
  • Coordinate interfaces with other department managers and with stakeholders, vendors, suppliers and subcontractors and prepare the prequalification documents, the material approval submittals and the equivalent alternative proposal when required and liaise with applicable legal and regulatory entities and follow the BREEAM requirements.

Essential Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management / Engineering or equivalent and a minimum of 2 -3 years of Procurement or Buying experience in a similar role.

In addition to the above:

  • Accreditation from a Supply Chain industry organisation (CIPS or equivalent) and experience of procurement in building projects.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills with an ability to communicate with people across a wide range of business functions.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills, with the capacity to wield authority and secure best value outcomes.
  • Experience in shaping both the procurement and commercial strategy of the organisation.
  • Knowledge of procurement procedures and practices, including aspects of negotiation and contract law, as well as a dexterity in reading the market.
  • Proven experience in the development and implementation of procurement and supply chain tools, techniques and practices.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results and achieving cost savings and improvements in other supply chain metrics.
  • Proven capability in ensuring working capital levels are in line with business plans.
  • Proficient with computer software, including the Microsoft Office suite, in particular with Outlook and Excel.

For an informal discussion please call Connor on 07990 569 825 or use the red button to apply online.

Sphere Solutions is a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector, with offices in Truro, Plymouth, Bristol, Taunton, Gloucester and Cardiff.

We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with local, regional and national contractors, developers and consultancies and offer a bespoke, discreet and professional service delivered by highly experienced consultants.

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