Procurement Specialist

Starting Salary: Competitive | Type: Permanent | Location: Colchester, Essex


The Company

Concurrent Technologies designs a range of high-performance Intel® processor boards, switches, networking, storage and software products for use in embedded computing solutions. We manufacture our board products in our Colchester, UK based factory to meet the highest level of inspection standards for long life cycle, reliable operation.

Our products are used by many of the world’s leading integrators within the Defence, Security, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Transportation, Medical and Industrial markets and are designed to be operated in a range of temperatures and environments from benign to extreme rugged.

The company operates facilities in Colchester and Theale in the United Kingdom and Woburn, MA in the United States. We are supported by a world-wide network of distributors and manufacturers’ representatives to ensure that local support is always available to our customers.

Concurrent Technologies is a public company, quoted on AIM on the London Stock Exchange.

The Role

The Procurement Specialist role is predominantly to oversee purchasing activities in relation to components needed for our Products. It involves collaborating closely with the Planning, Engineering and Sales teams to ensure it is being purchased in line with the sales order book and pipeline.

What will I be delivering?

  • Reviewing, benchmarking, and scheduling components to be purchased.
  • Working in line with vendor score card KPI’s, On Time Delivery (OTD), On Time to Requirement and 95% quality performance.
  • Support manufacturing schedule, inventory management and arranging Kanban schedules.
  • Open order book management.

What’s in it for me?

This role specifically needs someone who enjoys an agile environment and is creative to meet the ever changing needs of our business. In the current climate it is not necessarily easy, but you will have a high class Operations team around you who are always looking to evolve and grow (whilst having fun!). The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to make a difference both within their team and the wider company processes.

What do I need to bring with me?

Demonstrated knowledge and experience

  • Stakeholder management.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Strategic industry management – ability to create plans that help to predict the global market.

Technical skills and qualifications

  • CIPS qualification is preferred but not required as the qualification can be obtained through the business.

Behavioural competencies

  • Communication skills – written, verbal and listening.
  • Negotiation skills- contracts, pricing, and lead time.
  • High level of problem solving and reasoning to solve it.
  • Confident in gathering information to make the right decision.
  • Relationship management.

Benefits for working at Concurrent Technologies:

  • Generous company pension scheme (5.5%-13.5% employer contribution)
  • Health Insurance, Life Assurance & Income protection
  • 25 days holiday + Banks
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Cycle to work
  • Techscheme
  • Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • No probationary period

Equal Opportunity Statement

Concurrent Technologies recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Starting Salary: Competitive | Type: Permanent | Location: Colchester, Essex