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Procurement Analyst - 12 Month Internship

Scheme at Principality Building Society

Procurement Analyst - 12 Month Internship

Scheme at Principality Building Society

  • LocationCardiff, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 08 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 16,480.0 per year
Procurement Analyst - 12 Month Internship

The job:

As a Procurement Analyst at Principality, you will help to manage the procurement of goods and services across the organisation. The role is a development opportunity and perfect for a candidate looking for their first role in the Procurement profession.

The main focus of the role is to manage the administrative tasks of the team which involves reporting and maintaining procurement systems whilst also supporting the members of the procurement team as they conduct market reviews, tender exercises and contract negotiation.

The role holder will work across the Society helping to drive process efficiency, cost reduction and risk mitigation and will build a range of skills and techniques, both procurement and analytical, and be expected to work well with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. Communication skills are key in this role as the successful candidate will effectively represent the procurement team in the wider business.

What you will do:

  • Production of a range of reports and data analysis including spend analysis; tracking and identifying savings; financial analysis of suppliers’ reports and accounts; generation of MI for Risk and Cost Committees
  • Maintain contract database, procurement systems and procedures ensuring all supplier and contract records are accurate
  • Support management of the P2P solution providing assistance to internal departments involved in procurement activity
  • Supporting the procurement team to manage activity schedules and plans to ensure procurement activity is managed efficiently – gathering business requirements, arranging meetings, supplier presentations and visits; setting up new suppliers; filing contracts; supporting tender exercises, negotiation and contract renewals; helping to manage and review supplier performance

What we are looking for:

The Procurement Analyst will be interested in a career in Procurement and following an academic route to professional status through membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). They will also be required to demonstrate certain key behavioural competencies that support Principality’s Core Values.

The role holder will be a highly motivated team player who enjoys proactive problem solving and is looking for a new challenge. They will have a high degree of integrity, good commercial acumen and will be able to develop good working relationships with internal stakeholders (at all levels of the organisation) and external suppliers; representing Principality professionally at all times.


  • MS Office including spreadsheets/PowerPoint


  • Under graduate studying Business with procurement and / or supply chain management modules


  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Analytical skills/numeracy
  • Passion for detail and accuracy
  • Integrity and professionalism

Who are we?

It’s official! We’re a Great Place to Work! We are delighted to announce that in our first year of participating, we have been named one of the best workplaces in the UK in the large category on the Best WorkplacesTM list for 2018.

With 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and the borders, Principality is the 6th largest Building Society in the UK. As a mutual society, we’re owned by and run for the benefit of our 500,000 members.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re currently on a Group wide transformational journey that will see our brand, technology, colleague and customer offerings updated and enhanced to really put Principality on the map and make us a brand and employer of choice within Wales and beyond. This is supported by our recent sponsorship of the iconic Principality Stadium which has put us on a global stage.

Steve Hughes, CEO, said: “Principality is a unique organisation. We are big enough to have large ambition, but small enough to value, respect and engage everyone as individuals. Our colleagues live and work in the communities they serve and have developed a strong connection with them. We strive to be an inclusive business with colleagues who are passionate about doing the right thing for Members.

As a business, Principality is keen to recruit talented individuals who are interested in joining a company in which they can really make a difference. Although the Society has been established for nearly 160 years, we pride ourselves on a progressive culture, which encourages its employees to thrive.

Our culture is renowned for being friendly, open and inclusive where we actively encourage everyone to bring themselves to work. Our people are our most important asset and make us stand out in the finance sector. They're the driving force behind our success and we're committed to creating and maintaining a great place to work

What can we offer you?

As well as a great working environment with a strong family feel and plenty of opportunities for development and growth, you can expect a generous package that includes pension, bonus and incentive schemes, free life assurance cover, critical illness protection, private healthcare and the option to buy extra holiday each year. You can also be a part of our Sports & Social club which gives our colleagues access to discounted theatre, sporting and family events and to top it all off, we always have tickets up for grabs for the latest events at Principality Stadium.

As Principality colleagues, we want you to walk a mile in our customer’s shoes. This is why we provide all staff with £100 to open a savings account at your local branch to really feel a part of our core business. £100 also grants you voting rights at the Principality Annual General Meeting.

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Job location

39 Town Wall S, Cardiff, UK