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Procurement Specialist Jobs in Wigan

Procurement Specialist

​A Procurement Specialist in the engineering sector is responsible for overseeing purchasing activities and sourcing materials required for engineering projects. The role utilises supply chain management skills and an understanding of the engineering market to negotiate contracts, manage vendors and ensure cost-efficiency.

To excel in this field, you must possess sound understanding of procurement principles, excellent negotiation abilities, and a strong analytical mindset. Academic qualifications such as a degree (or equivalent) in engineering, business, or supply chain management are typically preferred when seeking work as a Procurement Specialist.

Prior experience in procurement, preferably within the engineering industry, is required. Employers search for Procurement Specialist candidates demonstrating solid supplier relationships, practical knowledge of purchasing strategies, and a record of achieving significant cost savings.

​Wigan

Wigan is a town and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It stands on the River Douglas, close to Bolton, Warrington and Manchester. Wigan has a vibrant arts and culture scene known for The Verve and George Formby. Wigan is also full of beautiful green areas such as Haigh Woodland Park and a Nature Reserve, the Pennington Flash.

The engineering sector in the Wigan borough is focused on the design and manufacture of engines, equipment and machinery. The sector plays a key role in Wigan’s economy with both small and large firms providing jobs for many local people.

There are numerous bus routes in Wigan providing access to local areas such as Leigh, Bolton and Manchester. Additionally, there are direct trains from Wigan to both Manchester Piccadilly Station and London Euston Station. Wigan can be very easily accessed by car via the M6 and A577. 

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