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Procurement Officer

Posted 4 April by Highways England Ended

About Us


Highways England are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased, this has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done. Considering that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.


It's an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which is why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. At the same time, we'll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy.



The Role


Due to continued growth and investment, Highways England is looking to recruit a new Procurement Support Officer to join our expanding Commercial and Procurement directorate in Mansfield on a permanent basis.


The Procurement Officer is responsible for providing support to a project team with procurement activities, ensuring the needs of the project team are met.


Day to Day

  • Responsible for working closely with project teams and Procurement Managers in order to provide effective procurement support to meet the needs of colleagues and the organisation

  • Deal with tender queries from suppliers and the business over email or phone and answer questions and provide advice where possible, escalating when needed

  • Draft small scale business cases, or contribute towards larger business cases, providing technical advice and presenting in a clear concise way to achieve the required needs and achieve buy in from stakeholders

  • Responsible for administering IT systems (i.e. Brave) in order to keep records up to date to support the effective tracking of disputes and resolutions with suppliers

  • Manage reporting, resources; planning; forecasting; and monitoring against budget in order to inform decision making

  • Track procurement activities for projects in order to highlight any potential risk to the business, providing options of solutions in order to resolve and issues as and when they arise

About you

  • High attention to detail / Strong organisational skills

  • Understanding of the work of the department

  • Good stakeholder management skills

  • Good understanding of customer service

  • Experience working within a project environment

  • Partially qualified or willingness to undertake CIPS qualification

  • Excellent IT skills

Applying


So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application. You're also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.


All candidates will be required to provide valid proof of Right to Work in the UK and ID at interview.


We're expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible.


Help keep England moving. We look forward to hearing from you.
For a full list of our vacancies please apply at recruitment.highways.gov.uk/

Required skills

  • Procurement
  • purchasing

Reference: 34820042

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