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Procurement Assistant

Procurement & Insurance

Location:  Aston University John Cadbury House
Salary:  £25,742 to £27,979 per annum
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 28 February 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0069-24
Release Date:  Monday 12 February 2024

The Procurement and Insurance Team is responsible for tendering/negotiating supplier contracts for goods, services, and works purchased by the University, managing corporate contracts, setting, and delivering a procurement strategy that contributes to achieving the University’s objectives, and managing all insurance policies held by the University and dealing with claims for/against the University.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement and Insurance and working closely with the Procurement and Insurance Services team, you will be responsible for providing administrative and analytical support to the procurement and insurance function in the University; including, managing internet web pages, managing work and savings logs, running ad hoc reports, assisting the team to run procurement projects, producing procurement communications, monitoring spending, approving new suppliers and dealing with internal and external enquiries.

The successful candidate will be educated to “O” level or GCSE standard or equivalent (including Maths and English). They will have experience of working in an administration role in a busy team, servicing a large customer base, and experience of interrogating various sources of data, and producing reports in a clear intelligent format. They will also be IT literate with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software, (including Word, Excel. PowerPoint, and Teams) and have the ability to produce high-quality written communication with both external and internal customers. The ideal candidate will have excellent time management the ability to prioritise and plan work effectively and strong interpersonal skills

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train. 
  • Excellent training and development opportunities. 
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 25 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family-friendly policies
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here


Further details:    Job Details     University Information    
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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk


 




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