Procurement Administrator

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Term: Contract
Duration: 3-4 month contract
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Procurement
Location: Any of our locations in the Midlands
The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

The Procurement Function is a new department for Shoosmiths. We are on the journey of implementing the tools needed to be able to deliver value to the business. Alongside a suite of procurement tools, we have developed a supplier management database which will be at the core of the work we undertake.


The role

The main focus of the role is to support the Procurement Manager with the development of the supplier management database and other Procurement projects.

Main responsibilities
  • Provide day to day support to the Procurement Manager
  • Responsibility for maintaining the supplier management database
  • Liaising with new and existing suppliers to gather information about their policies and procedures 
  • Any other Procurement related exercises
Skills and qualifications
  • People skills, the ability to request information from senior stakeholders within the business
  • Confidence to speak with suppliers via email or the telephone
  • Administration skills to update data, maintain database and manage defined procurement processes
  • Basic understanding of what Procurement is and a desire to develop their knowledge of the function
  • Attention to detail
  • MS Skills in Excel and Word
Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.