Senior Procurement Officer
Job Type: Temporary
Duration of temporary role: Expected to last up to6 months and likely to be longer
Working days and hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, 37.5 hours
Pay Rate: £13.00 to £17.00 per hour paye plus holiday or £14.95 to £19.55 per hour umbrella depending on skill and experience
The primary role of the Procurement team is to support all service areas within the Trust, providing procurement advice, guidance and support on a range of requirements for goods, works and services in line with the Trust Standing Financial Instruction, and current Procurement Law.
The primary objective of this post is:
To manage all operational aspects of the Procurement function relating to the Procurement team, ensuring that the Trust complies with Trust Financial Standing Instructions and current UK and European Public Sector Procurement law, to a high standard, whilst providing a responsive quality Procurement service.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To effectively manage and plan the operational function of the team by identifying procurement activity, allocating work to the Procurement officers and by partnership working with service areas to establish user requirements.
- To investigate procurement needs by means of conducting analysis (cost benefit) and benchmarking, and recommend appropriate compliant procurement solutions.
- To play an active role in providing high quality responsive procurement advice and guidance to the Trust, and management support to the team.
- To manage the development and operation of procurement activity, thereby maximising the impact of resources and value for money in delivering services within the Trust.
- To be responsible for the development, maintenance and promotion of governance, to ensure that the Trust is supported at all times: e.g.
- Plan, develop and co-ordinate processes and practices
- Adhere to Standing Financial Instructions in the procurement process
- Manage the e-tendering process
- Ensure accuracy of the contract register
- To maintain a thorough knowledge of current procurement opportunities within markets, review existing supply contractual arrangements to ascertain risk, (compliance), and to promote cost saving opportunities.
- To represent the Trust on external bodies dedicated to effective procurement and any networks designed to help develop the approach to Procurement.
- To develop effective relationships, and work in partnership with other contracting authorities on joint procurement activities or as part of specific support arrangements.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
- CIPS Qualified/Part-Qualified or equivalent experience
- Specialist knowledge across range of Procurement procedures including:
-Understanding of Procurement Law
-Knowledge of professional purchasing principles
-Expertise in EU procurement and contract management
- Understanding of working within corporate regulations e.g. Standing Financial Instruction
- Astute commercial knowledge in respect of supply chain issues and best practice.
- Excellent negotiating skills with the ability to influence staff, including senior staff, and other stakeholders
- Experience of developing and using measures to deliver best value contracts through innovative procurement
- Complex knowledge of MS Office packages, financial systems, professional use of email, minute taking, report writing and formatting
- Service Areas
- Best Value
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