Procurement Officer

Posted 14 February by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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Your new company
Based centrally in Newry, your new company operates within the public sector providing further and higher education to individuals across Northern Ireland. With six campuses in total, there are a number of opportunities available to aid in your career path to develop your skills and experience.

Your new role
Reporting directly to the Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining a value for money purchasing service to all customers for a specific category of spend in line with public sector regulations to ensure business objectives are achieved. The Procurement Officer will proactively review and undertake global sourcing activities to improve on quality and pricing with a main target to reduce costs and improve procurement processes. The role is temporary with real scope to turn into a permanent contract

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in your application you will need to have 2 years procurement/purchasing experience within the public sector. Covering compliance with the approved tender processes, providing support to an evaluation panel and maintenance of a register of contracts to ensure contracts are renewed. Furthermore, qualifications you will need are:
1. Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area.
2. GCSE English (Grade A*-C) or Essential Skills Level 2 (or higher) in Communication or equivalent
3. GCSE Mathematics (Grade A*-C) or Essential Level 2 (or higher) in Application of Number or equivalent

What you'll get in return
You will gain relevant experience within a busy public sector role in Education, working steady and consistent hours. You will receive training within the role as well as support from team members to help you to be successful. You will be joining a successful procurement team providing all candidates with progression routes and annual salary that increases with service/commitment

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Chloe Metcalfe at Hays Portadown on .
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