Procurement Operations Specialist

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT (Hybrid working)

Contract Type: Full Time


About the Role

Reporting in to the Procurement Operations Manager, you will ensure the operational and tactical delivery of the Procurement Operations Team through leading and motivating them to deliver results via Systems and Reporting to support the Procurement Team and the Purchase to Procurement users.

Role Expectations

  • Driving for Results – with prior experience of managing a small team,, you will have the ability to create a clear plan and drive its execution, ensuring that deadlines are met whether that be for a defined output for colleagues, or an audit for example.

  • Problem-solving – Able to find solutions to complex requirements using out of the box technology, and meeting the needs of the Category Teams in order to perform their duties

  • Analytical – With a keen eye for detail, the role-holder will be able to take the requests for information from the Procurement team and interpret that into meaningful and useful output

  • Continuous Improvement – Drive improvements to Source to Pay processes where possible to ensure that the user group is continually improving their adherence to best practice.

  • Compliance - Ensure compliance with external policies, standards and regulation (e.g. GDPR, ISO9001, Business Payment Practices & Performance etc) and ensure audit findings are managed appropriately.

  • Stakeholder Engagement – Has the ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels, and use a network of relationships to influence and solve problems

About You

  • You will be very familiar in all areas of Procurement and be able to adapt to the changing requirements of a team

  • Used to working in a dynamic environment and ensuring that the team use the tools and data at hand to perform their role.

  • You will be able to identify any areas for process improvement and implement change where needed

  • The successful candidate will be able to clearly demonstrate the ability to drive results, build relationships, innovate and maintain customer first focus, while ensuring that close engagement with senior stakeholders is maintained.

As a recognised Top 50 Inclusive Employer in the UK, we know that diversity means success and innovation. We want our workplace to reflect the communities and customer we serve. Being inclusive is part of our DNA; we are all 100% human, and we create a culture where you can truly be yourself.

We’re also not your usual 9-5. We are a dynamic workplace and we want to talk to you about how you like to work.


  • My Wellbeing

    We want you to feel good at work — and not just because you’re doing great things for our customers. We run lots of wellbeing initiatives throughout the year.

  • My Products

    We offer all of our people free TalkTalk Fibre, TV and Phone (you’ll be helping us make them what they are, so it’s only fair that you get to enjoy them).

  • My Flexibility

    We all lead different lives and like to work differently, so whether it's working from home or starting and finishing your day later, we’ll give you the flexibility you need to do your best work.

  • My Benefits

    Think company pension scheme, private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance, plus all sorts of other benefits designed to make your life easier.


Procurement Operations Specialist

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT

Contract Type: Full Time