Our public sector client based in Darlington have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Procurement Officer to join their busy team.
Hours Full Time
Hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Purpose Of The Role
To assist in the coordination and monitoring of procurement activity, ensuring procurement is legally compliant and delivers maximum value for money
Qualified (MCIPS) Member Of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or equivalent
Experience & Skills
Candidates should have;
Up to date procurement experience, or
Experience of public sector contracting, or
Experience of giving legal advice on contracts and drafting contract
Experience of managing projects from feasibility to implementation.
Experience of carrying out commercial negotiations
Experience of following prescribed processes and timetables in a compliant manner
Experience of implementing, monitoring and reviewing policies and procedures
Experience of advising and coaching staff to help them understand and follow complex processes and procedures.
Skills & Knowledge
Ability to recognise the strategic links between procurement and other Transformation projects.
Ability to plan and organise own workload with minimum supervision and to strict deadlines.
Ability to understand complex organisational issues.
Ability to analyse information from a variety of sources, solve complex problems and think creatively and strategically
Ability to interpret and present information, including financial information in a logical and systematic manner
Ability to regularly give advice and guidance, including demonstrating duties, instructing and checking the work of others
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences (including ability to write clear and concise reports & presentations)
Ability to work to broad policy guidelines and to use discretion and act on own initiative as required
IT Literate, capable of using MS Word / Excel and office packages