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Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorLocal & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted24 August 2017

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My client is set to embark on a procurement transformation project which could lead to a more centralised category management procurement approach. We are looking for experienced procurement officers for an assignment of up to one year which may lead to the opportunity to apply for permanent employment when the new procurement structure is finalised in summer 2018.

Post holder will lead on procurements and provide advice guidance and support to senior officers, operational managers and consultants involved in procurements, which will have a wide range of complexity.

Requires detailed relevant procurement knowledge and analytical skills to do their role.
To lead on Corporate Contracts, developing the specification, selecting the appropriate procurement process and managing the process through to completion

To manage procurement administration processes (e.g. contracts register update and tender opening process) ensuring that the staff involved in the process are trained and they act in a compliant manner.

Provide advice guidance and support to officers throughout the Council undertaking procurements to ensure the Law and Council’s Policies are complied with and Value for Money is obtained.

The more complex cases will require the support of the Procurement Manager.

To participate at an appropriate level in the development of the procurement and buying strategies for the Council

To help identify where Council processes may be improved to improve procurement, contract management and compliance.

To help identify developments required in IT systems and take part in the testing of development to these systems in relation to the function for which the postholder is responsible.

In the absence of the procurement manager provide advice and guidance on the operational aspects of procurement that allows senior managers to take any business critical decisions required.

To carry out all duties with due regard to the provisions of Health, Safety and Well-being regulations and legislation, Data protection legislation, the Councils equal opportunities and customer care policies and any local agreements.

To undertake any other work appropriate to the level and general nature of the duties of the post.

Key Skills
Extensive experience of procurement, in the area of contract letting/management
Experience / background within local authority procurement is essential
Relevant training/experience in working with procurement, contract letting/management.
Experience and knowledge of IT systems, including e-tendering.
Attention to detail and ability to work accurately to deadlines

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