Sourcing Specialist - 9 month FTC

Bloom Procurement Services Gateshead United Kingdom Procurement
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Company Description

Sourcing Specialist, Gateshead / hybrid working - 9 month FTC

Salary - £24,300 + potential 10% bonus


  • Up to £24,300
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Monday to Friday, flexible working
  • Hybrid working - Gateshead based.
  • 25 days holiday p.a. plus bank holidays and you can also buy up to 5 days, paid back over 12 months (Pro-rata), when you reach 2 years’ service this will rise to 26 days, then 1 day with each year of service up to 5 years
  • Holiday buying scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Birthday leave
  • Electrical vehicle salary sacrifice scheme once probationary period has been passed

Bloom Procurement Services is a technology led procurement organisation that helps our public sector customers deliver social outcomes. Our purpose is to deliver brilliant outcomes today that build a better tomorrow. It’s important to us to take the whole team on our Bloom journey, that’s why we’ve introduced Open Door, which gives our people the freedom to have their say anonymously. We have well-being campaigns that run throughout the year, Mental Health First Aiders to promote mental health in the workplace as well as provide non-judgemental support to our people.


About the role…

We have an opportunity for a Sourcing Specialist to join our rapidly growing business based in the North-East, making it a great time for you to join the family. The Sourcing Specialist will be working in a collaborative and forward-thinking team environment, every day is different as you deal with a wide range of projects and customers. Social Value is at the heart of the business, we not only seek to deliver high outcomes, but we aim to do it in a way that benefits the community as well for example:

  • 80% of our suppliers have SME status
  • We’ve created £54m worth of social value through local spend
  • We’ve awarded close to £200m of projects to local suppliers…

As the Sourcing Specialist some of your accountabilities will include:

  • Input and check customer requirements in developing a specification
  • Identify and recommend suitable suppliers for projects
  • Project management of customer projects
  • Work together with the other customer facing teams
  • Ensure that we meet our Social Value 3rd sector first approach


About you…

We are looking for self-starters who can demonstrate the following experience:

  • In a customer facing role (can be any kind e.g. retail, contact centre, hospitality)
  • Strong administration skills
  • Ability to work well within processes
  • Being supportive of others

Other information

Bloom offers a dynamic supply chain providing the public sector with a marketplace to buy and manage services. We ensure delivery of quality outcomes from our pre-approved and ever-growing network of suppliers and consultants. Our fully compliant open access marketplace is outcomes based meaning the public sector only pays for what is delivered. We provide an OJEU compliant managed procurement service covering specification development, supplier identification & onboarding, full contract management, and lessons learned upon successful delivery of outcomes.

We make it easier for public sector buyers to deliver on their social value goals through our marketplace and believe in the need to demonstrate innovation and showcase the skills of the SME community including social value that can be generated through every project.

It is our mission to deliver operational excellence and an outstanding customer experience for our growing community of buyers and suppliers with a vision to provide the world with a marketplace that delivers innovation, insight and value for everyone. Having grown significantly over the last 3 years from £29m to £200m, it really is a great time to join and be a part of the Bloom story.