Procurement Coordinator

Procurement Coordinator
  • £17 - £18 per Hour
  • Temporary
  • Plymouth, Devon, England Plymouth Devon PL6 7LX
Job Ref: 172361
Sector: Other
Date Added: 23 March 2021

We're currently seeking a Plymouth-based Procurement Coordinator to work within a high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme. This is a fulltime opportunity to start as soon as possible, initially until July 2021 with view for extension, paying £17.28 per hour plus holiday pay.

The Procurement role is required to drive a proactive, best-in-class approach to service parts procurement of lab supplies, consumables and services in support of the biological testing laboratory. These tasks include, but are not limited to, consumables, disposables and services sourcing and procurement through OEM's and 3rd party suppliers. Success will be measured by significant gains in fill rate and cost reduction or avoidance and the impact that it has on lab productivity and other goals identified by the program leader and business unit.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Work with Site Management and Logistics team to develop and sustain supply chain and functional capability required to support the lab's mission and contractual obligations to our customer.
  2. Responsible for implementation of new item pricing in SAP. Interface with key functional partners (Global Commodity, Site Management, Finance, and Database Administration) for regular review and recalibration to ensure cost competitiveness.
  3. Obtain purchased items by forwarding purchase orders to suppliers: monitoring and expediting orders.
  4. Creates purchasing information by collecting, analysing and summarizing data and trends.
  5. Manage assigned suppliers, materials and commodities to ensure on-time delivery, high quality items and services, at optimized costs.
  6. Investigate and negotiate agreements with key suppliers to optimize parts availability and cost.
  7. Work with planner/logistics to ensure proper inventory levels to the lab's consumption needs.
  8. Troubleshoot internal supply issues such as quality, receipts and payment issues.
  9. Drives efficiency improvements and cost reductions.
  10. Interfaces with and assists in data management and reporting to support all facets of sourcing and purchasing operations.


  1. Experience in procurement
  2. SAP knowledge and experience preferred NOT mandatory
  3. Project management
  4. CIPS ideal NOT essential

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your career for further success and growth.

Please be aware this advert will remain open until the vacancy has been filled. Interviews will take place throughout this period, therefore we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Tate is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

22/04/2021 14:43:57
GBP 17 18 Hour
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