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Procurement Administrator

  • Salary: Up to £10.00 per annum + Temp to Perm role
  • Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH382339

Job description

Responsible for supporting the Buyer with the procurement of materials and plant for Skanska Infrastructure Services

Health, Safety & Environment

Be able to demonstrate commitment to the requirements of the Health & Safety and Environmental Policies.

Key Accountabilities

  • To minimise the cost of materials and plant supplied to Skanska Infrastructure Services
  • Obtaining quotations for materials and plant
  • Raising of orders ensuring technical and commercial clauses are included
  • Progressing the provision of materials and services to meet contract deadlines
  • Support invoice resolutions
  • To improve service level agreements with suppliers and internal departments
  • Assist in the preparation of enquiry documents and tender adjudications
  • Support with the administration of monthly Supply Chain Management Reports and KPI's

Person Specification

  • GCSE grades C and above or equivalent (incl. Maths and English Language).
  • Competence in the use of MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint.

Role Type

As an Individual Contributor, you achieve results mainly through your own efforts and personal skills and you manage your own time in order to deliver on expected tasks and objectives. Often, you cooperate closely with others as part of teams of projects. The time horizon is typically up to a year and your focus is mainly within your own function, business unit and geography.

Key Competencies

Customer focus

Works to understand customer and suppliers needs, to meet and exceed expectations and to establish and maintain longer term customer and supplier relationships. Awareness of internal and external business and commercial context of work. Demonstrates 'global' thinking, as well a local acting.

Strategic thinking

Awareness of the organisation's strengths, weaknesses and competitive position in the market place. Demonstrates 'global' thinking, as well as local acting in developing and communicating objectives and strategies.

Operational skills

Systematic and timely approach to decision making and problem solving. Critical analysis of information to identify key elements in an issue.

People leadership

The capacity to inspire and motivate others through skilful use of appropriate leadership style to suit team situation. Earning of respect through merit and the ability to act as a role model.

Staff skills

The identification, allocation and monitoring of resources in order to achieve goals. Prioritising and scheduling objectives so as to optimise time, cost and quality.

Key Competencies

Procurement process management

Ensuring the effectiveness and continuing development of the procurement process. The application establishment and modification of processes, strategies and control procedures involved in procurement activities. Includes process for Early Procurement Involvement (EPI), One off Sourcing, Demand Management and Order to Pay process.

Supply chain/base analysis

Development and implementation of sourcing strategies, including significant elements of the Skanska Category Management process. Ensuring all suppliers and subcontractors can deliver required SHEQ and Code of Conduct compliance and performance.


Identifies and agrees division of value and risk with third parties. Plans the negotiating strategy, utilising leverage, identifying the risks, and developing options to close a contract successfully. Uses a wide range of influencing styles in order to execute negotiations with third parties.

7 Contract management (SRM)

Establishing robust contract management and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) systems. Assessing contractual compliance of both parties, establishing appropriate and effective key performance indicators, managing any disputes in a timely, appropriate and effective manner, identifying continuous improvement opportunities.

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