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Procurement Executive, Norwich

Brand: Archant

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: Nov. 22, 2019

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We have a genuine career opportunity for a numerate, business-focused person of graduate calibre to join our talented procurement team. This role is at the heart of our organisation and will give you full exposure to the world of procurement that includes, but in no way is limited to, the purchasing of company cars, stationery, office refurbs and facilities.

The chosen candidate will have excellent communication and negotiation skills and feel very confident meeting new teams, suppliers and senior decision makers. Ideally, but not essential, you would have some experience in procurement and be working towards or wanting to gain your CIPS qualification.

Our small team means that you will been given entire projects to run and with over 100 contracts to manage each year and a £20m purchasing budget you can see that each day will offer you challenge and variety along with a vast amount of development and experience in the area of commercial negotiation, strategy and tactics.


  • Graduate/business-related qualifications
  • Numeracy and be financially astute
  • Strong business acumen
  • A logical and tenacious approach
  • Creative, solution-focused ideas
  • Proven project management experience (ideally)
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills (ideally)
  • A track record of successful negotiation and supplier relationship management (ideally)
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with internal teams
  • An interest in procurement


  • Salary up to £24,000
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme
  • Ongoing training and personal performance reviews


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to change the closing date at any time during the recruitment process, so please apply asap as we will be dealing with applications as soon as they arrive.


We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our history…of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients’ objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together…

And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 40 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • There’s always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our Staff Forums and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Rolls Royce, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
  • We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

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