Senior Procurement Project Officer

28 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Procurement Project Officer

Prestige Recruitment Specialists are currently recruiting for a Senior Procurement Project Officer to work within a large public sector organisation in the Seacroft area.
Your role will be important in ensuring the organisation is more enterprising and efficient and ensuring that the proper arrangements for the administration and delivery of procurements and procurement projects.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage procurements of medium complexity, risk and value, and support complex procurements within a context of budget pressures and funding restrictions, ensuring the delivery and improvement of services which meet the needs of our communities and stakeholders.
• Provide advice and guidance on procurement matters across the authority to senior officers and other stakeholders.
• Manage procurements, including where appropriate complex medium to high risk and/or value procurements, and supporting the delivery of complex procurements contributing to the delivery of the procurement category management function as a whole.
• Contribute to the identifying and resolving of risks and issues in procurements.
• Assist the Procurement Category Manager in providing advice at a senior level to service departments prior to the commencement of the procurement, including procurement options appraisal, procurement plan, specification, pricing models, innovative partnership arrangements.
• Coordinate and manage the tender process to Invitation to Tender stage including the development and preparation of tender documents.
• Contribute to, and where appropriate manage, the procurement process to Contract Award including evaluation of tenders and drafting and issuing of relevant documentation.
• Provide post-procurement advice and management, including the Contract Management Plan.
• Provide advice and management regarding contract extensions, variations and termination of contracts.
• At all stages of the procurement process respond to and communicate with bidders on behalf of the council.
• Report on spend and challenge departments regarding off-contract, non-contract and quasi-contract spend, achieving a reduction in such spend.
• Assist in reducing procurement costs and improving efficiency by identifying areas suitable for corporate contracts and e-procurement, and developing other appropriate contractual arrangements.

Experience and Qualifications:
• Degree or relevant demonstrable skills or experience
• Relevant demonstrable skills or experience at a level equivalent to CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply Operational or Tactical competency level
• Understanding of public sector tendering and contract management processes, with an understanding of the strategic procurement issues facing the public sector
• Knowledge and understanding of commercial organisations and markets
• Experience of effectively managing procurement contracts and supporting medium complexity procurements to achieve objectives
• Experience of applying different strategies for solving procurement issues
• Experience of reviewing systems and procedures to improve service delivery
• Demonstrate drive, energy , resilience and self-management skills as well as integrity, openness and awareness of others
• Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner using a variety of presentational formats

Term: Temporary
Hours of work: Full time
Salary: GBP36,379

Please call Beth at Prestige Recruitment Specialists for more information regarding the role, telephone (Apply online only). Prestige Recruitment Specialists Ltd are acting as an employment agency working on behalf of the client.
Your application will be given consideration and a shortlist of applicants will be submitted to our Client. If you have not heard within 14 days, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

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