Procurement Analyst

February 14, 2024

Contribute to the company’s success by securing competitive prices from our clients supplier base and ensuring the system reflects any agreements made accurately. Assist and provide support for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) methodology.

Key Activities & Responsibilities (Level Basic / Intermediate / Advanced)

Key Activity 1 – Health & Safety approx. 5% time

Responsible for one’s own, co-workers and stakeholders’ health and safety.

Key Activity 2 – Procurement approx. 40% time

Work with internal sales, commercial and operations teams to assist with sourcing of new rates. Benchmark, and if necessary, challenge rates to secure best pricing for new business. Investigate and provide options for alternative routings.

Key Activity 3 – KPI Analysis approx. 10% time

Use established supplier KPI’s to analyse existing volumes and identify opportunities to push suppliers for price reductions. Highlight key successes to Procurement Buyer.

Key Activity 4 – Core Data approx. 30% time

Ensure any supplier agreement is updated into our clients ERP system, attached documented proof required for every rate, including all ancillary agreements.

Key Activity 5 – SRM Administration approx. 10% time

Support Procurement Buyer to roll out the SRM methodology across all regions and modes of transport.
Assist with review preparation and analysis when requested from Buyer.

Key Activity 6 – Future Development approx. 5% time

Ensure timely contribution towards the Procurement Development programme and our clients Condition Report.

Selection Criteria *Essential/Desirable

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge E/D*

  • Common Sense / Lateral Thinker E
  • Good understanding of our clients supplier network and business flows D
  • Good organisation with attention to detail E


  • Tank container / chemical industry experience > 1 year D
  • Familiarisation of European Intermodal Network D
  • Excel experience E


  • Effective communication, both internally and externally E
  • Ability to manage time and execute all tasks in prioritised structure E

Personal Attributes & other requirements

  • Calm under pressure E
  • Excellent team player demonstrating loyalty and commitment to the organisation and team members E

Other Information:

Budgetary Responsibilities

£0 but attention to detail required and will contribute to overall savings targets which will have a direct impact on their annual logistics spend of circa £100 million.


  • Respond to requests within agreed timeframe.
  • 100% of Intermodal rates within validity.
  • Ancillary costs 100% updated and accurate.

Typical Problem Areas Faced in Role

High volume of emails and time sensitive requests which require prioritising.
Market conditions can create problems with negotiating rate reductions.
Daily workload can exceed normal working hours during busy periods.



  • Company pension
  • Work from home
Contact Name
Kieran Lightfoot
Employment Type
AM Recruitment
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Company size
50-100 employees
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