Procurement / Purchasing Administrator

Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
£26,400 to £28,540 per annum
16 Nov 2021
30 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement / Purchasing Administrator

Location: Croydon office location with Hybrid working

Salary: £26,400 to £28,540 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent


Closing Date:  7th December 2021


Hello, we’re the Pension Protection Fund. We protect millions of people in the UK who belong to defined benefit pension schemes. Our members rely on us to look after their pensions if their employers collapse and the pension schemes cannot afford to pay what they promised.


We are looking for a Commercial Services Assistant to join our Commercial Services/ Procurement team and provide administrative support to the business area.


This position will support the day to day activity of the team, assisting with the implementation of ‘best practice’ for sourcing and contract management through processes, policies and procedures.  The job holder will be required to adapt and support the team with different activities within procurement, including supply chain analysis, sourcing and procurement strategies, tenders and negotiation of contracts and contract awards.


Our ideal applicant will have previous administration experience gained from within a procurement, finance or similar environment that has supplier interaction.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to build and establish professional working relationships; plus, they will need to demonstrate a flexible approach to work, being able to switch their focus to immediate needs, and prioritise workload.


Sound like you? Apply now.


In return for your skills, experience and commitment we’ll give you a challenging role within a business where you’ll get the support you need to develop your career.


You’ll also get an outstanding rewards package which includes a generous pension scheme, private medical insurance, health cash plan, critical illness insurance, volunteering leave, holiday trading and a discretionary bonus scheme.


We’ll also give you lots of opportunities for personal development and skills training.


Our Croydon office is just across the road from East Croydon station, which is around 15 minutes from Victoria or London Bridge, 10 minutes from Clapham Junction or half an hour from St Pancras.


We are a Disability Confident Leader, the highest accreditation under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you have a disability and meet the essential criteria for this role you will be guaranteed an interview.


We embrace diverse talent welcoming people with different beliefs, backgrounds and ways of working, and we aim to create an environment in which everyone can be themselves.


We are a flexible organisation and welcome the opportunity to talk about what arrangements may work best for you.


No agencies please.