Procurement Advisor

Job Locations UK-Doncaster
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/11/2020 6:52 AM)
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Procurement Advisor – If you are a passionate, dynamic professional and relish a challenge, then this could be the opportunity for you.

GBRF is seeking to hire a passionate Procurement Professional to join our small Corporate Services Team. Based in Doncaster, reporting to and supporting the Procurement Manager in delivering a first-class support service to the business, you will act as a point of contact for specific heads of departments e.g. IT, HR and Finance.

The 3rd largest Railfreight operating company in the UK today, the company was started by the current MD after privatisation. It has grown significantly in recent years but retains the culture and the family feel promoted from day one. Now employing over 850 people the challenge is to pick up where we left off pre pandemic and hit the ground running in 2021 and continue to grow the business. GBRf being recognised by the National Rail Awards (2020) as the winner of the “Great Place to Work” category, we took 1 step closer in our desire to be the employer of choice. Employees are offered some great benefits and staff events are held to recognise that it is the staff who differentiate us from our competition.

Person Profile

To succeed in this position, candidates should have exceptional communication, influencing and problem-solving skills. IT knowledge and a desire to exploit software including but not limited to Office365 to improve the efficiency, transparency and availability of information to promote best practice / policy compliance. Previous experience with supplier assurance and services procurement is a key requirement as you will be tasked with maintaining and or developing approved supplier and contract matrices and wider rollout of the new supplier assurance portal.

You should be resourceful, resilient, adaptable, and organized with the ability to build rapport with internal customers and suppliers.   The ability to work as part of a close knit but remote team is essential as is a preparedness to work on your own initiative when required. The ability to use spreadsheets and analyse large amounts of data.


  • Support and assist the Procurement Manager
  • Maintain GBRf qualified status and access to industry supplier databases
  • Maintain and develop supplier assurance information/ circulate MI
  • Set up a procurement contracts register and an approved supplier list
  • Attend budget holder and other review group meetings
  • Develop internal resources to raise awareness of process, best practice, risk areas




  • GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Procurement experience (Corporate Services/Indirect)
  • Experience working with supplier assurance processes
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Clean UK driving license
  • Willingness to travel if/when required



  • CIPS qualified (Advanced Certificate or higher) desirable
  • Good Understanding of contract terms



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