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Job Role: Procurement Administrator

Location: Home based/Flexible

Contract: 3 months 

Job Sector: Procurement 

Hours: 35 hours per week

As a Procurement Administrator will contribute to our vision of being the leading residential property manager, as recognised by others by:

  • Supporting and improving New Supplier Requests and Supplier Re-accreditation processes and work flows.

  • Utilising IT technologies required to enable Procurement & Supply Chain strategy

About You

You have excellent administration skills and some knowledge of procurement methods, processes and technologies, as well as Purchase to Pay systems.

Having worked in a fast paced and changing environment with demanding business objectives, you are able to organise and manage data and produce performance analysis.

Being an effective communicator, means you can build strong relationships across multiple business areas, functions and stakeholders.

Your ‘can do’ attitude results in you taking ownership whilst being a team player and natural problem solver.

Main Responsibilities

  • Supports Operational Procurement and the Category leads in maintaining a fully accredited supply chain.
  • Maintains and communicates the preferred supplier and approved product/service lists for the benefit of the Category Managers and their stakeholders.

  • Plans and carries out activities that drive Procurement & Supply Chain’s towards FirstPort’s goal of becoming the UK’s leading residential property manager ‘as measured by others’.

  • Supports the preparation and administration appropriate documentation relating to e-auctions or other competitive bidding processes.

  • Follows and implements processes and procedures as required that ensure improved procurement performance in a timely and effective manner.

  • Monitors and reports on activities and provides relevant management information.

  • Liaises with key suppliers as required to maintain a fully accredited Supply Chain.

  • Prepares and collects data relating to service level agreements and contract performance measures.

  • Undertakes activities with suppliers and stakeholders that improve compliance to procurement processes (e.g. P2P, e-auction, catalogue).

  • Produces the appropriate performance metrics as determined by Operation  Procurement.

  • Conducts procurement activity in accordance with Health & Safety, compliance, regulatory, stated ethics and CSR policies, etc.


    Our Values


    Friendly – We look out for people’s best interests, and show them we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner.

    Inventive – We’re creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities.

    Respectful – We listen, consult and take on-board people’s opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people’s lives, and act with respect at all times.

    Skilled – We’ve the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We’re informed, and we’re always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service.

    Trustworthy – We’re always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments.


    The Benefits


    Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people.  We’ll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well.  We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.




    We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit.  We will consider applications from job share applicants.


    Ready to Apply?


    Click here to apply for this role.  We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions.  You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.


    If you meet the criteria for the role we’ll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders.