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Principal Procurement Officer

Industry SectorLocal & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£37,000 to £42,500 per annum
LocationsBerkshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted23 January 2018

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A Principal Procurement officer to help develop and implement corporate procurement strategies.

Your new company
A very interesting organisation that is looking for a Principal Procurement officer to help develop and implement corporate procurement strategies to achieve value for money solutions.

Your new role
Identify opportunities for savings through procurement. Lead teams to develop new contracts delivering clear service improvements and real cash savings, including assessment of current needs and expenditure, assessment of markets and early engagement with markets, development of external networks to identify collaborative procurements or innovative approaches. Lead and develop commercial contract management and delivery of contract benefits throughout their term Advise senior managers on all procurement and contract management issues; build strong and positive relationships across the organisation and champion a quality and performance related culture to ensure service delivery is effective and responds to identified needs and the organisation can deliver its key objectives. Improve self-service procurement through training, coaching and increased use of e-procurement. Develop and maintain a full awareness of current issues and challenges facing local government and of best procurement practice through research and networking and where appropriate incorporate changes to enhance and improve practices and procedures Such other duties as may from time to time be necessary, compatible with the nature of the post.
This role will have an influence over improved delivery for £100m p.a. expenditure on bought-in services, works and goods.

What you'll need to succeed
A knowledge and understanding of the procurement life cycle with significant experience of leading and managing procurement projects. Demonstrable experience of producing complex tender documentation and using financial/analytical tools to evaluate tenders. Significant experience of stakeholder engagement across a broad spectrum. Experience in applying an understanding of market conditions to shape procurement exercises to ensure best value is achieved. Proven ability to challenge established methods and produce innovative solutions Demonstrable track record of delivering significant cashable savings through procurement or contract management. Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills Good planning and organisational skills Good IT skills (especially Microsoft Word/Excel)
Full Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or equivalent relevant qualification Evidence of continuing professional development.

What you'll get in return
An opportunity to really make a change within the organisation to develop and implement corporate procurement strategies and to help achieve value for money solutions.

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