Procurement Specialist - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Frontier is an independent video game developer and publisher, crafting immersive gaming experiences with fun gameplay and unparalleled artistic quality. Renowned for its iconic creative management simulation games, Frontier captivates players worldwide with immersive and authentic game worlds. The modern studio is located in the vibrant technology hub of Cambridge (UK). The talented team at Frontier are dedicated to nurturing our existing portfolio and delivering our exciting future roadmap. 


We are looking for a Procurement Specialist to join our team on a 12-month fixed term contract, starting in May/June 2024. Working closely with the Head of Procurement and Purchasing Coordinator, you will use your indirect procurement experience to ensure that Frontier receives best value for money by sourcing new suppliers, maintaining relationship with existing suppliers, negotiating contracts, preparing reports, and identifying opportunities to improve our processes.  

This role can be on a hybrid working basis, which means you’ll have the opportunity to spend time working both in the studio and at home. We can provide a comprehensive relocation support package as part of any offer, should you need to relocate.  


  • Continuously evaluate our current suppliers to ensure we always receive best value for money
  • Manage end-to-end procurement process of categories including but not limited to software, marketing, facilities
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers, vendors, internal & external customers and stakeholders, peers and management
  • Negotiate contracts for goods and services purchased
  • Work closely with the Head of Procurement on high level spend where RFP’s are required
  • Take an active lead in research of potential vendors for any new requirements and for ongoing spend
  • Prepare and present reports on historical purchasing activity, including cost analysis
  • Contribute to the department targeted savings by challenging costs on a regular basis.


  • Broad Procurement experience, ideally more focused on indirect spend.
  • Strong knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors)
  • Solid analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports and conduct cost analyses
  • Previous experience in managing a RFP process
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Confidence to challenge costs where appropriate to achieve savings
  • Ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
  • Positive and solutions focused approach when working with internal customers
  • Ideally working towards a CIPS qualification.


You will work with talented and passionate people to support, develop or publish our sophisticated and enduring games, in a creative, collaborative and inclusive environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our players. 

Wellbeing is a big focus at Frontier, and we are continually evolving how we can support our people. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and provide a range of wellbeing activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.  

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme, free bike servicing, and social activities and events. 

We strive to create an environment where everyone can fully demonstrate their capability and potential. If you therefore need any reasonable adjustments to support you during the recruitment process, please speak to your Talent Acquisition representative.  

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