Lakeside, Portsmouth
About The Role
Procurement Contracts Specialist

Portsmouth based - can consider candidates working 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home post training. 

We are growing and we need you!

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Procurement Contracts Specialist to join our Portsmouth based Procurement team. Pulling on your contract expertise you will draft and review contracts, run RFPs as well as assist with the day to day running of the Procurement department. This includes communicating with both internal and external supply base as well as working with various functions internally to truly understand the nature and purpose of each new contract. 50,000 trade members and growing, this is an exciting time to join us!

Where do you fit in?

Reporting to the Procurement Manager your role will be to undertake first line review of supplier contracts ensuring due diligence is completed and providing a mark-up of the contract, its dependencies, our obligations, Data Protection (DP) implications and information security concerns. This includes working closely with Data Protection, Legal, Information Security as well as other internal stakeholders to ensure needs of the business are appropriately represented across our contractual engagements.  As a first point of contact with suppliers, you will undertake negotiations on contractual terms, support the business with supplier sourcing as well as run RFP exercises as and when required. Your remit will be to cover a variety of different types of commercial and supplier contracts ensuring the best interest of the business is represented and risk managed accordingly.

What’s in it for you?

  • A forward thinking digital business with impressive growth plans
  • A fast paced procurement / contract specialist role with business wide exposure
  • An opportunity to build a successfully career within a  collaborative and commercially driven environment.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Previous experience in a similar procurement/ contract specialist role with sound expertise across contract negotiations, review, mark-up and drafting on services or software contracts
  • A strong understanding of contract law principles and sound commercial acumen
  • Confidence to influence people at all levels, both internal and external
  • Adaptable and flexible with resilience and pace to operate in a fast moving agile digital business.

About Us

Checkatrade is the consumer choice for finding a local reputable and reliable tradesperson. For over 20 years, we've been the place where reputation matters most - and if you join us, you’ll ensure that our trade members continue to uphold these high standards.

With 50,000 trades available to help with your home improvement project, we’re here to help no matter how big or small the project you are undertaking is.

We're currently going through a period of significant investment and growth and we're looking for exceptional people to join us on our journey to help us achieve our ambitious goals. This is a really exciting time to join our team.