Procurement Officer

Steve Ball Recruitment Limited
Bradford, UK
08 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Procurement Officer - Bradford

£26,999 per annum - Permanent

A fantastic education organisation in Bradford has asked Steve Ball Recruitment to help them recruit

A Procurement Officer to join their team. This fantastic permanent opportunity will give the

successful candidate an opportunity to progress and grow within a forward thinking and innovative

organisation and to contribute to the development of a Trust that is transforming educational

Standards and the character development of young people in the community.


·To be responsible for all procurement activities within the Trust.

·To ensure compliance with the ESFA Handbook and deliver substantial savings on the Trust's purchased goods and services.

·To devise a pragmatic procurement strategy and contract management approach across the Trust and all of its academies in line with national best practice.

·To provide support to the Trust and its academies on procurement and contract management for support services liaising with other specialists i.e. ICT, Estates, HR and Education.

·To be the professional lead on all procurement and contracted aspects of the Trust operation and help put in place sustainable approaches.

This position gives the successful candidate the opportunity to develop and grow within this role and

Have a level of autonomy you may not experience within other Trusts. If you have public sector

Experience within Procurement and are looking for a new opportunity, then this is the role for you.

Responsibilities and accountabilities:

·To develop the overall procurement policy and standard operating procedures for operation across the Trust and its schools and to lead the development and implementation of Trust-wide procurement systems with the aim of providing robust controls, maximising value and minimising bureaucracy.

·Lead and manage the implementation and ongoing development of the Trust's e-sourcing system as well as the implementation of data and market intelligence driven strategic sourcing plans

·Develop tender strategies, contract tendering, contract award, and contract management, supplier performance monitoring and reporting.

·Manage the on-boarding process for new suppliers, conducting all relevant checks in line with Trust policy and to then manage contract performance.

·Maintain the Trust-wide approved suppliers' database, including conducting annual supplier checks.

·Monitor and report on key data such as the analysis of spend data, measuring purchasing performance, measuring supplier performance and provide clear recommendations.

·Provide guidance and support to colleagues who undertake delegated procurement activities at Trust and school level to ensure compliance, control and value for money.

·Provide oversight and guidance to ensure delegated contracts are managed effectively.

·Lead contract reviews and negotiations with major suppliers, seeking optimal terms.

·Compile reports on contract management issues providing clear recommendations.

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like to hear more about the position, please call Hannah Quinn on 07973690375.

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