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Commercial Procurement Administrator/Co-ordinator - Hybrid

Nest Corporation
Canary Wharf, London/Homeworking
£35,200 (pro rata)
Closing date
18 May 2024

Job Details

We are recruiting to a 6 month Fixed Term Contract for a Commercial Procurement Administrator/Co-ordinator.

The Commercial Procurement Team is a small and friendly, busy team. We deliver services to the whole organisation and operate in a very customer centric way, providing a good service to our internal and external stakeholders is very important to us.

The role in the team will vary each day and you maybe updating the Procurement Pipeline and reaching out to internal stakeholders, managing the procurement mailbox and responding to queries where possible, assisting a stakeholder update the Contract Database, drafting supplier correspondence or collating information for KPI’s or audits or example. Although we have our general ‘business as usual’ we also receive a number of requests for information, advice or last minute requirements so we don’t always have a ‘standard day’ it can be quite varied.

The predicted start date for this role is June 2024.

  • Experience in a similar role; experience from a procurement team would be good but is not essential. This is more an admin/EA type of role.
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience of working with Purchase to Pay systems and Sage is advantageous but not essential
  • Experience of working with e-procurement and contract management systems such as Bravo would be advantageous but not essential
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with senior stakeholders and work across organisational boundaries
  • Strong sense of accountability

Don't worry if you think you don't have all the key skills, it might be worth taking the few minutes to apply as we're good at spotting potential and offer a generous training budget.
Please download a full job description to find a full scope, deliverables, experience and personal attributes required for this role.
Flexible and agile working

Everyone's personal situation is different. To make the most out of hybrid working we've introduced different ways of working, which include (subject to role requirements):

  • hybrid of office and home working (there will be an expectation to attend the office, as required) 
  • reduce or vary working hours
  • reduce or vary the days worked
  • work from home (or a different location)
  • work compressed hours
  • job share

Directorate/Department Overview

The Commercial Procurement team is a part of the Central Support Services Directorate which also includes Finance, HR, IT, Central Change, Facilities and Internal Comms.  The Commercial Procurement team consists of a Head of, two procurement managers, a commercial procurement co-ordinator and a commercial procurement analyst.

The Commercial Procurement team are responsible for providing professional and effective procurement, commercial and contract support across the business ensuring value for money and transparency are achieved.
The bulk of the Corporation’s expenditure is on external services. Third party spend is around £20m/£25m p.a. and growing. Procurement and contract management activity on the scale and complexity of Nest Corporation’s demands an exceptionally strong team of experienced people from a variety of backgrounds, including procurement expertise, programme and project management expertise, commercial negotiation, contract and relationship management and business analysis.
Although the Commercial Procurement team does not currently operate a category management structure there are fourteen identified categories which make up the portfolio of spend. These include professional services, marketing, research, investment and IT. The Commercial Procurement team are therefore required to maintain a level of understanding about the category dynamics.

Organisational Overview
Nest is an award-winning workplace pension scheme, the largest in the country.

Set up by the government to give every worker in the UK somewhere to save, our first-class responsible investment practice and governance are the backbone of what we do, supported by all the functions you’d expect to find in a thriving business. We’re committed to creating a workplace where you can be your authentic self and offer an inclusive and flexible working environment.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of their age, belief, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, pregnancy or caring responsibilities, socio economic background, sex, sexual orientation, religion or race or any other legally protected status.

We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We are a level 2 Disability Confident Leader under the Disability Confident Scheme. As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the guaranteed interview scheme.

Please note that this advert may close early if we receive a sufficient number of satisfactory applications. 

If you have any difficulty in sending your application or need the application pack in an alternative format, or you require any reasonable adjustments please contact [email protected]


NEST is a great UK success story.  

Established in 2010, NEST is a critical pillar of the Government’s automatic enrolment programme, with a public service obligation (PSO) to accept any employer wishing to use the scheme to discharge their automatic enrolment duties.   From a standing start, we have delivered a high quality, low cost pension scheme open to all, which has not only delivered on its mission, but has also helped to drive up standards and best practice across the industry. Now with over 6 million members and well over half a million participating employers, NEST is playing a critical role in helping people save for their retirement - many of them low to moderate earners who may be saving for the first time, and moving jobs frequently.   NEST now occupies an important place in the pensions market and will deliver high quality pensions to mass market consumers for many years to come, leveraging its scale to deliver value through the combination of low costs, market leading investment solutions and modernised services all overseen by strong Trustee governance.     

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