Lead Procurement Officer

121 Jobs
London (Greater)
18 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is seeking a Lead Procurement Officer on an initial 3 month contract with a possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Purpose:

* To work full-time in the Integrated Commissioning Directorate (ICD) for children’s and adult services. The ICD is a shared service which commissions and procures children’s and adult’s services.
* To work as part of a small procurement team which provides specialist procurement expertise working collaboratively with stakeholders across the organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Liaises with key company employees to determine their product and service needs
* Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times
* Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for company
* Identifies and researches potential new suppliers
* Researches new products and services to meet company's goals
* Assesses total costs of company purchases
* Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels

Skills and Experience:

* Proven track record of leading on and delivering complex procurement's projects for children’s and/or adult services.
* Evidence of providing strategic and pragmatic procurement advice
* Demonstrable recent experience of applying the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and OJEU procedures within a Local Government environment.
* Knowledge and understanding of the application of procurement concepts, policies, and procedures.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to build rapport with and influence commissioners, service leads and all internal customers
* Strong IT Skills - competent user of MS Office

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