Procurement Administrator

University of Sheffield - Procurement

Faculty: Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre


Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Factory of the Future
Wallis Way
S60 5TZ

Salary: Grade 4: £18,412 to £20,624 per annum.  Potential to progress to £22,494 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.


The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Catcliffe, Rotherham, is dedicated to working with manufacturing businesses, from global aerospace giants to local, small to medium enterprises.

Boeing is the founding partner and continues to play a key role in the AMRC’s continuing development. The AMRC also collaborates with many other research and industrial partners on generic and specific research projects, many of these innovative projects are often European Grant funded. Research is conducted across a number of core groups across the AMRC site, amongst them, the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) who, via research and knowledge transfer activities, supports the UK civil nuclear supply chain within the Yorkshire and Humber region to secure a globally leading position.

The Procurement Administrator will work within the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) Procurement team, contributing to the work of the team in the delivery of an efficient and effective procurement service, which at all times adopts a value for money approach and promotes a compliance culture across all Groups.

A Procurement Administrator is required to undertake a high volume and wide range of administrative activities: such activities shall include the management of various procurement data bases, supporting tendering programme administration, reporting and analysis and the performance of general procurement activities, purchase order creation etc.

Maintaining and developing the teams’ existing systems and procedures, the post holder will ensure at all times that information is current and is available in a format to evidence full compliance with the University’s financial regulations, public procurement regulations, EU directives and other relevant best practice.

Ideally having previous experience of working within a Procurement environment you will have knowledge of working with existing procurement systems and procedures to ensure compliance. The ability to work proactively and the capability to manage own workload to deliver a high volume of work to a variety of deadlines is essential. The successful candidate shall be able to demonstrate a commitment to the delivery of high quality of customer services to all stakeholders in support of the delivery of an effective and efficient procurement service.

Candidates will have:

  • Experience of working within a procurement environment.
  • Focus on the provision of a high quality customer service.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage your own daily portfolio whilst working proactively to support the delivery of tasks against a variety of deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good problem solving ability and ability to seek creative solutions.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good knowledge and evidence of use and application of Microsoft Office and ERP products.
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