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Procurement Executive, Norwich


Brand: Archant

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: March 9, 2018

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We have a fantastic opportunity for a numerate, business-focused person to join our talented procurement team.

This role is at the very heart of our organisation and offers opportunities to learn and develop. You will work with all areas of the Archant business and undertake procurement activities which will bring performance benefits and reduce costs, particularly in relation to the management of group-wide contracts and supplier relationships.

The role will grow as you develop and gain experience, and you will have a high degree of autonomy for your own project areas and decisions. You will input to procurement best practice procedures and processes, maintain a contract management system, regularly manage contracts with our suppliers and learn about commercial negotiation strategy and tactics.

The ideal candidate will fit the following criteria:

  • Business-related qualifications or equivalent
  • Numerate and financially astute
  • Strong business acumen
  • Logical and tenacious
  • Creative, solution-focused approach
  • Proven project management experience
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Track record of successful negotiation & supplier relationship management
  • Ability to effectively manage and communicate with internal stakeholders
  • Have an interest in procurement

This role would suit someone with previous procurement experience or the potential to develop a career in procurement. The successful candidate will have up to 2 years professional work experience and be able to demonstrate commercial and business acumen.

Archant is a privately owned media company that employs around 1,400 staff. It is the fifth largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, publishing 1.6 million copies a week in print and reaching six million readers a month online. Its portfolio of more than 50 news brands includes many magazines and numerous digital products.

We offer a competitive salary up to £24,500 depending on experience. Additional benefits include 5 weeks annual leave, a contributory pension scheme, Archant Gold (charity matched funding), tax-free Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, holiday discounts, access to a discount shopping website offering online and in-store discounts, reloadable cards & cash-back, Best Doctors and Doctors Online (medical advice), Employee Care Counselling and Advisory Service, Canada Life Bereavement and Probate Service, Westfield Health Scheme, retirement gift, long service award and Give as You Earn tax-free donations to charity.

Please send your CV and covering letter detailing why this opportunity is ideal for you to group.applications@archant.co.uk. Please put “procurement” in the subject heading.

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 9th March 2018.

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