Aston University

Aston University

Procurement Assistant (0069-24)

United Kingdom

Closing in 6 days

Procurement Assistant Procurement & Insurance Location: Aston University John Cadbury House

Salary: £25,742 to £27,979 per annum Grade: Grade 06 Contract Type: Permanent

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 28 February 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 0069-24 Release Date: Monday 12 February 2024

The Procurement and Insurance Team is responsible for tendering/negotiating supplier contracts for goods, services, and works purchased by the University, managing corporate contracts, setting, and delivering a procurement strategy that contributes to achieving the University's objectives, and managing all insurance policies held by the University and dealing with claims for/against the University.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement and Insurance and working closely with the Procurement and Insurance Services team, you will be responsible for providing administrative and analytical support to the procurement and insurance function in the University; including, managing internet web pages, managing work and savings logs, running ad hoc reports, assisting the team to run procurement projects, producing procurement communications, monitoring spending, approving new suppliers and dealing with internal and external enquiries.

The successful candidate will be educated to “O” level or GCSE standard or equivalent (including Maths and English). They will have experience of working in an administration role in a busy team, servicing a large customer base, and experience of interrogating various sources of data, and producing reports in a clear intelligent format. They will also be IT literate with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software, (including Word, Excel. PowerPoint, and Teams) and have the ability to produce high-quality written communication with both external and internal customers. The ideal candidate will have excellent time management the ability to prioritise and plan work effectively and strong interpersonal skills

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 25 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family-friendly policies
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here
  • Further details: Job Details University Information

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    Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https: //

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    Job details


    Procurement Assistant (0069-24)


    Aston University


    United Kingdom


    February 12, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 28, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Mathematics

    About the employer

    Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education and research endeavor. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship, foundation, and executive programs across disciplines. It also offers arrays of online courses. All the programs offered at the university are designed corresponding to the trends and demands of the industry and business globally.

    The various faculties and schools of the university include Engineering & Applied Science, Aston Graduate School, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston Business School, Life & Health Sciences, and Aston Medical School. The team of faculty of Aston University comprises highly qualified professors as well as experts from respective industries. Modern tools and logical approaches like case studies are adopted in teaching methodologies. Besides theoretical sessions, the university gives emphasis on the practical training of students. Skill development programs are carried out to inculcate dexterity for leading-edge technologies among students.

    Aston University boasts a world-class infrastructure at the campus offering the finest learning experience. There are hi-tech laboratories, libraries, studios, and IT centers, and seminar halls at the campus supporting an environment for advanced knowledge. Aston University is a hub for world-leading research initiatives. To undertake the highest quality of research, the university has established advanced research centers. 78% of the research has been evaluated ‘World-leading’ by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university has teamed up with universities and research institutes across the world for knowledge sharing and collaborative research initiatives. Further, the university maintains partnerships with the industry for sponsored research programs.

    Aston is a university of global repute. Students across the world come to study at a prestigious university. The university considers all the aspects of students. It provides counseling, medical, legal (VISA and other), and other services to students. There are indoor and outdoor sports arenas, fitness centers, swimming pools, cafeterias, banks, and other facilities at the campus.

    The university offers modern accommodation facilities to students. There are various student clubs at the university that organizes sports meets, music fests, dance competitions, literary fest, art exhibitions, and other events. All these events comprise cross-disciplinary participation that helps to build team spirits among students. Aston University offers various scholarships and study loans to students so that all can have access to education beyond any financial barrier. Aston University maintains a high record of placements. Students passing from the university are recruited by leading companies with high remuneration packages.

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