Procurement Specialist – Indirect Spend

Location: Comber

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 28 June 2024

Salary: Competitive

Procurement Specialist – Indirect Spend


The Procurement Specialist will report to the Group Head of Procurement, covering allocated Indirect procurement activities.  Ensuring that Eakin are sourcing services & equipment at market competitive prices.  Working with key internal stakeholders and suppliers to deliver continuous improvements to service levels and supporting the evolution of Group Procurement across the Business.


  • Working as the Category Lead on Business wide Indirect Spend.
  • Supporting the Group Head of Procurement on Capital Spend Projects.
  • Supporting Site Procurement Leads with day-to-day Indirect & Capex category order management & supplier management.
  • Negotiating with suppliers to achieve market competitive pricing and acceptable commercial terms.
  • Collecting and analysing business spend data and Supplier Sustainability Status
  • In the Indirect Category researching new suppliers, products and supply market trends.
  • Identifying and aligning with key internal stakeholders on agreed Business Requirements and ensuring that all Goods and Services purchased meet those standards.
  • Collating internal customer feedback on supplier performance.
  • Delivering reports on procurement data, and other agreed Supplier Performance metrics to the senior management team and other stakeholders.
  • Conducting supplier review meetings to discuss performance and driving continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Supporting the roll-out of our Group Sustainability processes, working closing with key suppliers & internal stakeholders.


  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible.
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy.
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy.
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required.



  • Knowledge & previous experience of indirect & capital site procurement.
  • Excellent communication skills to help negotiations and ensure that expectations are clear.
  • Previous experience of managing RFI's and RFQ's.
  • Ability to build robust relationships with External and Internal Stakeholders.
  • Previous experience of procurement or site buyer roles.
  • Robust IT skills with working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent attention to detail and high standards for quality control.
  • CIPS level 4 qualified or working towards CIPS qualification.


  • Sage X3 Experience or previous ERP System Implementation.
  • Regulated industry experience.
  • Cross Functional Project Management Experience.



  • Ability to work cross functionally across all departments.


  • Suppliers


  • Travel Requirements across manufacturing sites will be necessary. 
  • This role can be based from either Comber, Coleraine or Cardiff.


Customer Focus
Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Action Oriented
Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Optimizes Work Processes
Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Ensures Accountability
Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Builds Networks
Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

Communicates Effectively
Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Being Resilient
Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

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