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Procurement Specialist

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Who are we?

From Manchester’s best kept fashion secret to one of the fastest growing international etailers, boohoo group has quickly evolved into a global fashion leader of its generation encompassing boohoo, boohooMAN, PrettyLittleThing, NastyGal and MissPAP.

Combining cutting-edge design with an affordable price tag, we’ve been pushing boundaries for the past thirteen years to bring you all the latest looks for less.


  1. Supporting the Procurement Manager to drive cost savings, efficiencies and process improvements across Boohoo and deliver commercial support for stakeholders;
  2. Achieving annualised procurement savings targets;
  3. Supporting internal stakeholders to help them achieve their objectives, identify and drive out financial and quality improvement opportunities to deliver value to the bottom line;
  4. Leading full sourcing and contract review processes across a number of different categories;
  5. Conducting commercial and contract negotiations;
  6. Formulation of category strategy plans for various category areas;
  7. Managing the commercial relationships with both new and incumbent suppliers, to ensure contracts and commercial arrangements are competitively priced, legally robust and that service levels are established, monitored and exceeded by our suppliers;
  8. Ensuring all contracts are set up in a timely manner and effectively mitigating supplier risk;
  9. Supporting the Procurement Manager in the strategic development of the Procurement department;
  10. Researching suppliers, gaining and applying comprehensive understanding of different industries and markets and related cost-models within defined spend categories;
  11. Establishing proactive stock forecasting and replenishment processes with suppliers (where applicable) to mitigate risk to the Boohoo operation;
  12. Relationship management of key suppliers to ensure consistently high service levels are achieved and to drive continuous improvement;
  13. Preparation of business cases, project plans and monthly reports for presentation to the Board of Directors and Heads of Department.

Tasks, duties, responsibilities & skills:

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Communication, networking and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Target-focussed
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Good judgement and analytical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Planning and organising
  • Team player
  • Problem-solving
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Driven with the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (especially excel)

Health & Safety:

  • Fully understands the fire, emergency and health & safety procedures of the workplace
  • Ensures that all potential and real hazards are taken care of immediately, and are reported appropriately.
  • Works in a safe and responsible manner, within the framework of legislation and workplace specific policies.


  • Is an ambassador for the brand
  • Attends training, meetings and other events as requested by direct manager or senior management, including Head of Human Resources.
  • Assists colleagues by completing tasks outside own job role when requested, including supporting associated companies.
  • Maintains own working area in a professional and organised manner.
  • Always strives to improve the department’s operation and increase knowledge of own and related job functions.