Based on a 35 hour week, this role is Monday to Friday working pattern.
The client offers a competitive benefits package that includes: Annual salary increments, Local Government Pension Scheme, 28 days annual leave and 6 public holidays on appointment , range of family friendly policies and modern, spacious working environments.
To support the Category Manager's with efficient and effective provision of procurement services, developing specifications, arranging and managing contracts in line with overall organisational goals and compliant with relevant legislation and directives.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide specialist procurement advice, guidance and support to managers and other officials , ensuring compliance with relevant UK/EU legislative requirements and Scottish Government codes of practice, guidelines and industry best practice.
Manage procurement processes for contracts. Ensure consistency of approach and alignment to internal and external audit requirements through utilisation of an agreed suite of standard templates in support of the Category Management process.
In accordance with the appropriate procedures, process procurement requests and manage tendering with all appropriate due diligence, making recommendations to managers on vendor selection and so driving best value. Prepare contract conditions and criteria for the award of contracts.
Critically review Tender submissions, manage the evaluation of competitive quotations in accordance with the appropriate internal policies and procedures, with follow up clarifications as required to achieve the sourcing of best value.
Prepare appropriate governance reports detailing the tender process and the outcome, which will include the evaluation of offers and associated benefits derived from the procurement process. This may detail additional added value, savings, environmental and sustainable benefits where appropriate.
Utilise specialist knowledge to actively support the development of vendor management across a diverse and dynamic policing environment through attending meetings with current and potential contractors in respect of future requirements for product / service developments, including managing requests for price adjustments.
Liaise with clients and senior staff, giving advice and guidance to pro-actively facilitate the sharing of knowledge and continual improvement in procurement, influencing processes, policies, procedures and systems to optimise resource
Occupational SVQ4, HND or equivalent General degree
Knowledge of associated jobs and typically in-depth theoretical procurement knowledge, for example, of concepts and principles associated with the application of the procurement discipline.
Attention to detail, ability to work to tight timescales
Computer literate on Microsoft packages and knowledge of functional database systems
Developed communication skills - written and verbal and effective interpersonal skills.
Attention to detail
Knowledge of current procurement legislation
Awareness of stock control management processes.
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