A fantastic opportunity for a proactive and professional individual to join our client's team to assist them in shaping and building their growth and future.
Our client is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. They are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. They are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
Position: Procurement Specialist
Location: Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”
Salary: £33,500 – £37,000 per annum
Duration: There are two contracts available - Permanent full-time or 12 months’ maternity cover contract
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 08.30 – 16.30
Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30 on Monday 6th May 2019.
Interviews will be held at Sidmouth, on Monday 20th May 2019.
The Procurement Department works to ensure that the Charity makes the best use of its resources by seeking value for money on ethical and sustainable third party spend, offering strategic advice and guidance on purchasing and supply issues, managing supply risk and providing operational support.
Possessing excellent project management skills and experience of category management and of managing the end-to-end procurement cycle, the Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the delivery of all procurement activity within the category area that you are aligned to.
The ability to think strategically within the context of the organisation’s broad objectives, together with an awareness and understanding of the organisation’s strengths, opportunities and internal and external challenges, including those associated with supply markets, is essential.
The post holder will be expected to either hold, or be working towards the achievement of, a Level 4 CIPS qualification, or be willing to do so. Previous experience of working in large and complex or international organisations, and of operating in a change/transformation environment, would be an advantage.
If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied and rewarding role, and would like to be part of the evolving and exciting programme of change taking place within the charity, they would love to hear from you.
“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”
Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.