Trainee Procurement Manager

The Highwood group
07 December 2021
28 February 2022
South East England
Job Roles
Full Time
Contract Type
££8 to ££10

Job Detail

We are looking to recruit a trainee to join our professional, friendly, busy and supportive
Procurement team where we will provide you with the opportunity to develop full
knowledge of the Procurement lifecycle.
You will assist the Procurement managers with all aspects of Material and Plant
Procurement and learn to prepare tender enquiries, review drawings and specifications to
ascertain project material and plant procurement. You will enter order details onto COINs
(our buying software) and support administrateively with invoicing, orders and general
You will be required to visit our sites on occasion and attend meetings away from the
Romsey office too.
This is an exclusively office-based role.
We will give you general and specific skills too to enable you to confidently build your
career in your chosen field. This will include IT skills, communication, confidence and the
ability to multi task and manage your own work load.
We are seeking to appoint two Procurement Apprentices to join a professional, friendly,
busy and supportive Procurement team at the corporate centre of the council, where
we will provide you with the opportunity to develop full knowledge of the Procurement
lifecycle, from project initialisation to the end of any contract.
You will work with and alongside the Department’s Procurement team, which supports
and gatekeeps the councils online E-Procurement portal, maintains annual Work Plans,
Corporate Contracts Register and works with all council’s service teams to achieve best
value for money, including community impact through social value and environmental
improvements being achieved.

Experience and Professional Competence

Skills required:

In order to succeed in this role, you should be keen,
willing to learn and have a can-do attitude. You will
have the initiative, drive and focus to want to develop
your career in procurement.
You should have Maths and English pass grades and
good IT skills and experience using Microsoft Office
You should enjoy variety in your work and be happy
to assist across multiple projects.
Ideally you will have the ability to use multiple IT
systems with support and training.