Procurement and Contracts Officer

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: Local Government

Location: South East

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 24/03/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £32,846 - £39,996 per annum


My client, a Borough in Surrey, is seeking a highly motivated, organised and commercially aware procurement and contracts officer to support their corporate priorities by ensuring value for money through the delivery of procurement of a wide range of goods and services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist, advise and implement on effective procurement and contract management
  • Develop effective sourcing strategies for use across the organisation
  • Support the implementation of the procurement strategy , including sustainable procurement and delivering best value for money for the procurement of works, goods and services
  • Identify collaborative procurement opportunities with other Authorities where appropriate
  • Support the development and management of clear procurement processes across the Council.
  • Develop clear procurement plans for all procurement requirements
  • Provide assistance and advice to the wider organisation on all procurement matters.
  • Prepare ITT and RFQ’s processes and work with colleagues to develop specifications
  • Maintain contracts register to ensure compliance and improve efficiencies in procurement processes and contract management

Key Person Specification:

  • Demonstrable proven experience as an effective procurement officer
  • Experience in producing tender documents, specifications of requirements and contract       schedules
  • Able to develop effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Sourcing and procurement techniques
  • Public Contract Regulations and practical application
  • Contract Management and measurement
  • Highly motivated self-starter with exceptional communication skills and flexible in approach
  • Excellent verbal and numerical skills
  • Numerate with good negotiation skills
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills

For a confidential discussion or would like to find out more, please contact Vicky Power on or 0203 0319639.

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