Procurement Officer. - Our client is a rapidly growing and changing organisation requiring a Procurement Officer with experience of Civil Service / Public sector procurement. Working from smart city offices and supporting around 250 colleagues in total, your overall remit will be to ensure that procurement and contract management functions are administered in accordance with policy rules and public procurement regulations and to support value for money, transparency and the achievement of service objectives.
This is a wide ranging role with both managerial and operational responsibilities across the whole organisation as well as with external suppliers and stakeholders.
Support the procurement with consideration to budget and delegations and policy
Liaising with external suppliers, negotiating contracts based on service, delivery and price
Advise stakeholders within the organisation on procurement matters
Support effective consultation and communications with colleagues, clients, bidders and suppliers and other stakeholders in accordance with policy
Approve New suppliers’ setup on the finance system
Contribute to the identification and resolution of procurement risks and issues
Provide a link with finance to enable close forecasting
Coordinate and manage the tender process including the development and preparation of tender documents for signoff, setting of evaluation criteria and methodology, leading the tender evaluation process and managing communications with bidders up to contract award
Publish tender documentation and communicate with bidders on behalf of the organisation.
To apply successfully for this permanent Procurement Officer opportunity, you must have Civil Service procurement experience: premarket, sourcing and contract and supplier management.
You will have excellent negotiating skills and the ability to close contracts to a cost effective and satisfactory conclusion. You will have the ability to build rapport and foster excellent customer service ethos and a commercial aptitude. Any Project Management experience would also be highly beneficial.