Procurement Officer

Posted 5 days ago by Pertemps Glasgow
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Our client, a major public sector organisation, based in Glasgow have an urgent requirement for Procurement Officers . These are 18 month fixed term contracts, rate of pay will be £30352 per annum.

Main purpose of role:
To support the Category Managers 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/Responsibilities:
  • Provide specialist procurement advice, guidance and support to managers and other officials across the business, 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
  • 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
  • Continually influence contract consolidation/rationalisation, driving efficiency and best value.
  • 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 effectiveness
  • Use a combination of experience and ongoing review of marketplace in order to make sound recommendations to end users
  • Attend suitable training courses to efficiently discharge their duties
  • Will be responsible for assessing and self-managing risk within all aspects of the role
Essential Criteria
  • Educated to SVQ4, HND or equivalent ideally with a procurement qualification
  • 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
  • Knowledge of current procurement legislation
  • Awareness of stock control management processes
  • 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
  • Shows discretion when dealing with matters of a confidential and restricted nature

Reference: 40421995

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