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Procurement Officer

Published 28 May 2024
£36996.00 - £40950.00 per annum + LGPS, Hybrid Working
Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 28th May 2024
Public Sector & Not for Profit

Job Description

Macildowie's Public Sector team are currently working with a large public-sector organisation to recruit a Procurement Officer to join their high-performing team.

Our client are seeking a diligent and proactive Procurement Officer to join a team dedicated to ensuring value-for-money for the residents of Leicestershire. The ideal candidate will be responsible for working in a team to manage the procurement process, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations, and achieving the best value for the organisation. This role would suit someone with a strong background within procurement, ideally within the public sector, although this is not essential, as well as possessing excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional advice and guidance on appropriate procurement procedures to internal stakeholders including Heads of Service, Departmental leads and senior management.
  • Develop and implement effective procurement strategies and policies in line with organisational goals.
  • Manage procurement processes from end to end, including writing specifications, consultation with stakeholders, determining appropriate award criteria, managing advertising tender opportunities, and receiving bids.
  • Co-ordinate the marking of bids against award criteria and writing contract documentation.
  • Manage the implementation of contracts, ensuring compliance and effective performance.
  • Ensure all procurement activities comply with public sector procurement regulations, including OJEU procedures and internal policies.
  • Prepare tender documents, evaluate bids, and conduct negotiations to achieve the best terms and conditions for the organisation.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders to facilitate smooth procurement processes.
  • Monitor contract performance and address any issues or discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Analyse procurement data to identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Provide guidance and support to staff on procurement best practices and compliance requirements.

Essential Requirements:

  • Proven experience in a procurement role, ideally within the public sector.
  • In-depth knowledge of public sector procurement regulations and procedures.
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Professional qualification in procurement (e.g., CIPS L5) or equivalent experience.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package including access to the local government pension scheme, hybrid working, study support and access to a highly-experienced, supportive and engaging leadership team.

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Required Skills

  • Procurement
  • Buyer
  • CIPS
  • Procurement Officer

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