Senior Procurement Officer

Leicester, UK
15 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Procurement Officer

Our client is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the country. They are committed to improving the lives of children, raising aspirations and building achievements.

Position: Senior Procurement Officer
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £34,788 to £37,849 per annum

Closing Date: 28th July 2019

About the role:

You will be responsible for procuring high value / risk goods, works and / or services to enable service delivery to the council's customers and to achieve the council's strategic procurement objectives.

They are large authority which has become much more dynamic with quick decision making. Procurement gets involved in a range of projects that deliver key services to the public and invigorate the City. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and visionary, respectfully assertive and engaging.

You'll need to demonstrate a significant track record of procurement experience and have experience or working in a fast pace, diverse environment. You'll also share our passion to make a real difference to their rapidly changing and diverse city.

Essential Criteria:

- Significant experience and knowledge of procurement, tendering and contract management processes, including complex, high risk and value projects.
- Ability to negotiate and achieve best value from procurement processes.
- Ability to work as part of a team working towards common objectives with a flexible and willing approach to meet challenging demands.
- Knowledge of contract law and drafting.

Desirable Criteria:

- Good knowledge of EU / UK procurement law and an understanding of the principles of local government - Contract and Financial Procedure Rules or Standing Orders and a general understanding of local government environment and structures and the local government efficiency agenda.

What they can offer you:

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You'll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. They'll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, they may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

You may have experience of the following: Senior Procurement Officer, PRINCE2, Procurement Executive, Buying, Purchasing, Senior Procurement Assistant, Purchasing Executive, P2P, Database, eProcurement, CIPS, Local Council, Buyer, Supply Chain, Procurement Officer, Procure 2 Pay, Purchasing Assistant, etc.

Ref: 87613

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