Contracts Assistant - Procurement

Network Rail
Buckinghamshire, UK
Closing date
31 Oct 2020

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Job Title - Contracts Assistant - Procurement

Location - Milton Keynes

Rates - £127.42 Umbrella OR £111.25 PAYE per day

In Scope of IR35

My client is looking for a Contracts Assistant for a period of 6 months with a view to extending to join their busy team to be based in Milton Keynes. The successful candidate must be flexible and be self-sufficient - a contracts background and working in a Procurement environment is essential for this role.

What you will do:

Support the management of supply chain contracts to achieve the most cost effective delivery of goods and services.
Collate data on all transactions incurred in delivering contracts. Investigate and reconcile transactions and costs as part of an end to end process
Develop effective relationships with customers and suppliers. Develop and maintain processes for effective query resolution
Support the team as required, to deliver a comprehensive service to the business areas.
Provide data, analysis and commentary for management reports.
Assist in supporting the timely collection of business unit commercial information and payment of business unit creditors.
Assist in identification and implementation of quality and efficiency improvement initiatives.

Daily activities:

Raising purchase orders
Obtaining quotes from suppliers
Updating the database - Oracle and inventory database
Liaising with customers and suppliers products are engineering based
Liaising with the Shared Services Department
Discussing rates with suppliers
Chasing invoices


Excellent IT skills both word and excel
Excellent communication skills both written & verbal
Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and mandated processes with a high level of accuracy
Good administration and analytical skills
Good interpersonal and relationship building skills
Good commercial awareness
A customer focussed approach


Railway knowledge
Awareness of supply chain processes
Experience within a customer service role

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

Our client welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or another irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

What you'll get in return

Network Rail (powered by Capita), understand what it is like to work as a contractor and do everything they can to make it a simple process for you - this includes a dedicated Onboarding and extension teams and access to a web based timesheet portal giving you an ability to access and submit your timesheets wherever you are
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