Procurement Coordinator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 14/07/2021 12:00
£24,012 - £34,728
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Closing date:
14 Jul
Further Information


We are seeking a Procurement Coordinator to join the NEPO team.

Currently working from home, with future plans to relocate into office space in Tyne & Wear, we are a friendly team of thirty people who work together to create a welcoming and supportive culture.

Established in 1976, NEPO undertakes high-value procurement in major strategic areas of spend in partnership with North East local authorities (known as our Member Authorities) and over 700 Associate Members from the wider public sector.

Our vision is to achieve benefits through collaborative procurement. This means that we are focussed on delivering positive outcomes for our Member Authorities, regional supply base and the wider public sector. In addition to delivering a collaborative procurement work programme of £210m, we also ensure our stakeholders have the systems, skills and support needed throughout the procurement journey.

NEPO is a forward-thinking organisation that supports personal development and provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively across the North East public sector.

As Procurement Coordinator you will be fully supported in your career progression. We are committed to staff development, and team members in procurement roles are supported through professional training with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). NEPO covers fees and exam costs as well as allowing study leave.

NEPO employees also benefit from:

• Flexible working
• Access to technology that enables agile working
• Continuing professional development, including training opportunities
• Annual leave ranging from 25 to 30 days (depending on length of service), plus public holidays
• Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Childcare vouchers


Now is the time to consider a career in procurement

Procurement represents a fantastic choice for individuals looking for a varied role with great career prospects.

Procurement is one of the few sectors where new employees are given the opportunity to prove their worth and take charge of their own projects, from start to finish. The current economic climate has seen an increasing number of organisations turn to their procurement teams to deliver growth and generate income.

Procurement also offers a great deal of variety in terms of daily tasks and the range of stakeholders you work with. This makes it an appealing career choice for anyone looking for new challenges and continuous development.

The people who prosper in procurement generally have strong interpersonal and analytical skills and can communicate their ideas through a wide range of formats to a variety of stakeholders.

Steven Sinclair, Procurement & Commercial Director at NEPO explains further:


The attached Job Profile provides further information on what the role entails and the personal specification.

The role of Procurement Coordinator incorporates a wide pay band in recognition of the range of skill levels we are able to recruit at, from junior entry level through to high-performing individuals who will be the managers of the future.

The attached Career Progression Framework sets out how your experience and qualifications will determine your pay grade.

Steven Sinclair explains more about how NEPO supports your professional development:



The deadline for applications is 12.00 (Noon) on Wednesday 14 July 2021

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21 July and Thursday 22 July 2021


Applications will only be accepted via the North East Jobs website.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Steven Sinclair, Procurement & Commercial Director on 07917 263 533

No recruitment agencies please.

For further information about NEPO and its work, please visit our website at www.nepo.org

Please note
This job is closed for applications.