Procurement Apprentice

  • Pinsent Masons
  • Birmingham, UK
  • 31 May, 2019
Higher Apprenticeship Law

Job Description

Pinsent Masons have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic apprentice to join their fast paced procurement team. You will be supporting support the firm's business operations teams and practice groups in the sourcing of goods and services required by the firm and putting appropriate contracts in place.

You will be joining the Central Procurement & Contracts Team (CPC Team) to be fully involved with driving forward a robust approach to strategic sourcing and supplier management across the organisation and in support of the firm's strategy and purpose initiatives. 

The primary purposes of the role will be:

•To support the Procurement Team in spend analytics, all procurement and sourcing activities including tender exercises and contract management matters

•To support the Procurement Category Managers to ensure Pinsent Masons' procurement function operates according to good industry practice and works efficiently to support the agreed categories of spend or potential spend areas of Pinsent Masons LLP and its affiliates nationally and internationally

•To support the development of the Procurement infrastructure, wider buying community and tool sets to support the sourcing & supply process

Desired skills

•Good communications skills, both orally and in writing (word and e-mails)
•Good time management skills
•Good numeracy and financial analytical skills (Excel)
•Understanding of the principles of value for money and an ability to apply them in category or categories
•Computer literate and experience using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

Personal qualities

•Strong personality, drive and enthusiasm
•'Goes the extra mile' to ensure a job well-done
•Strives for excellence in all they do
•Drive and resilience, ability to run with multiple projects
•Organised and methodical, with the ability to work to targets and goals

Desired qualifications

•Educated to A-level/BTEC standard with at least 2 grades C or above
•English and maths at GCSE grades 4 - 9 / C - A*
•Although we do have minimum academic requirements we are willing to accept applications from candidates who have mitigating circumstances or feel like they can demonstrate the required qualities and behaviours and an interest in Procurement

There may be opportunities for further qualifications and/or careers opportunities at Pinsent Masons for individuals successfully completing the apprenticeship