Procurement Assistant 22861 – Manpower – Hartlepool


Our client, one of the UK’s leading energy providers, is looking for a Procurement Assistant within its Commercial Department to provide a purchasing service in support of the station’s operation and maintenance, including, placement of purchase orders and contracts for all services and non-stock goods. You will also provide a commercial support service to help deliver value for money acquisition solutions.

Principal Accountabilities:

Ensure that ‘value for money’ is obtained from the supply of all goods and services
Establish appropriate ‘call off’ arrangements through use of the company Business Agreements and place appropriate purchase orders and contracts where agreements are not in place.
Maintain liaison with Central Supply Chain
Where contracts are within the station-delegated level of authority, contribute to negotiations and contract placement.
Advise and support Contract Managers with queries.
Where contracts exceed the station delegated level of authority, provide support and advice, as necessary, for supplier appraisal, tender preparation, tender assessment, negotiation, placement, variation management and claim management
Contribute to the delivery of functional and station business targets
Contribute to providing a controlled and stable supply chain environment through application of agreed procurement strategies
Ensure compliance with the company’s Acquire Goods and Service Process (AGS), plus any other legislation rules and procedures which may apply
Identify, understand, manage and communicate commercial risks and, where appropriate, seek support to minimise the company’s risk exposure
Resolve invoice queries wherever possible to enable prompt payment, liaise with the relevant departments on station and issue out overdue invoice reports weekly and pending invoice report for them to look at and resolve.
Place PPE and Stationery via fleet suppliers.
Check for HICX supplier


Preparation of purchase orders and contracts for onward approval.
Downturn unused commitments on purchase orders to release funds back to budgets.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

Proficient use of Excel and other Microsoft packages (Word & Outlook) and other systems such as SAP
Experience in a purchasing environment
Contract Management
Health & Safety (IOSH, CDM Regulations)
4 GCSE’s grade C or above (including English and Maths)


SAP buying experience.

Key Benefits working with Manpower:

36 days holiday accrual (pro-rata) including bank holidays
Company pension scheme
Access to Manpower’s online training platform ‘powerYOU’, giving you access to hundred of online training courses
Opportunity to be selected for additional upskilling and career support through Manpower’s MyPath programme
Dedicated Manpower Account Specialist to provide support during your assignment

If successful, you will be employed by Manpower working on a temporary assignment at our client’s site and will need to undergo BPSS checks as well as a drug & alcohol test.

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