Project Location(s):
Hybrid / Chorley, England
Job Type:
Full time, Permanent

About the job

Barkers is an award-winning procurement consultancy delivering a range of outstanding procurement solutions and expertise across a wide range of industry sectors with organisations typically from the FTSE 250. Our consultancy is rapidly expanding and we are looking to recruit a graduate to join our successful team and work alongside our senior consultants in delivering first class procurement solutions. The role will give the ideal candidate the opportunity to learn not only about procurement & supply chain across a number of different categories, but also provide you with the skills and tools to be a successful consultant with full support on your journey to MCIPS qualification.

The Role

In your role as a consultant, you will be involved in the end-to-end client journey from specification and proposal development, through delivery, recommendation and implementation. The role will be varied from day to day involving activities such as:

  • Hosting client meetings
  • Creation of client proposals
  • Data analysis and recommendation development
  • Governance and reporting
  • Risk understanding, management & mitigation
  • Project management
  • RFP development and management
  • Supplier negotiations
  • End to end contract process
  • Supplier management
  • Delivery of training and associated workshops

About You

  • Hold a business-related degree with a procurement & supply chain focus
  • Have a sound understanding of key procurement concepts including Category Management, ERP, the Procurement Life Cycle, Legal Concepts, Market Analysis and Data Management
  • Have a commercial mindset with the ability to ‘think big’ as well as focus on the detail
  • Have excellent people skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal enabling effective negotiation and influencing
  • Numerate with the ability to assess and manipulate data
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and collaboratively as part of a small team
  • An inquisitive thinker, prepared to ask questions and remain curious
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and respond well under pressure
  • Creative approach to problem solving
  • Eager to learn and expand your knowledge and experience

We Offer

  • 1:1 mentoring and development
  • Access to a wide range of clients and industries to enhance and develop your skills both in procurement & supply chain as well as a range of consulting skills
  • Training allowance to support development of wider associated skills and support for completion of your MCIPs qualifications.

This role is hybrid, with a mix of working from home and time each week in our head office. Therefore, applicants need to be within commuting distance of Chorley, Lancashire. Some travel to client sites and attendance at industry events will be required.

We know we ask a lot from our ideal candidate, but we know this is a great opportunity to accelerate both your procurement and consulting career in an organisation that can provide outstanding support and development, alongside gaining real world experience and exposure to a wide range of sectors and clients. It will be fast paced and there will be a lot of learn, but it’s a superb prospect for an ambitious and dynamic graduate with a passion for procurement.

Are you up for the challenge?

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