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Procurement Support Administrator

Department: Procurement

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the role:

Abcam are looking for a Procurement Administrator provides the clerical support and assistance in the Procurement department. The ideal candidate will us their previous support / administrative experience to support the Global Procurement team with all supplier documentation management, savings tracking and other planned activities. In additional the role will manage cross site travel within the business to include liaising with current travel service provider, PAs and travelling employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work cross-functionally to discuss and resolve ongoing supplier-related issues.
• Manage and analyse information for tracking procurement savings.
• Assist in purchase requisition preparation, processing and creation of purchase orders
• Represent the Procurement function in Oracle Cloud testing and deployment program as instructed by the Director of Procurement
• Prepares correspondence or completes form letters notifying contractors of bid awards or declines
• Assist the business in the preparation and evaluation of structured and value adding business case justifications for any spend
• Assist the business with appropriate clerical support and general duties such as vendor creation
• Assist the business in maintaining Oracle vendor lists and contract database and updating of vendor profiles
• Enters, retrieves, updates and publishes information using MS Office programs and Oracle Cloud
• Provide assistance with pre-bid/proposal meetings
• Liaise with Finance department to assist in the sharing of budget and spend information
• Responsible for department communications including mail, Global updates and company social media
• Perform other related duties as required
• Support the maintenance, and use of, the Global Procurement Process - policies, procedures and standards (e.g., supplier documents, SRM, preferred supplier status, internal stakeholder engagement).

About you:

This position requires strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a high-paced environment. Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and diplomacy is required. The candidate must possess strong written, oral and interpersonal skills. Values of teamwork, diversity and integrity must also be present. The ability to work independently and with minimal supervision is preferred. The applicant should be proficient with computer-based technology (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Word, presentation and Oracle Cloud applications). The applicant should possess creative problem solving abilities with an orientation towards results. This position requires regular attendance and punctuality. Experience in a Procurement office environment which uses Oracle as an ERP is preferred.

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.
It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.