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Assistant Procurement Officer

Assistant Procurement Officer / £33,199 - £39,610 per year (Maternity Cover 6-12 months) / Liverpool

Your new company
Working for Liverpool John Moores University you will be joining a well established and well respected university who pride themselves on having a reputation for excellence. The university have a truly global feel with a community of over 23,000 students from over 100 countries this is an excellent opportunity to join this leading public sector organisation.

Your new role
This is a maternity cover vacancy within the Procurement Team in Finance. The Assistant Procurement Officer will have responsibility for assisting the Procurement Officer in implementing Procurement Strategy, and ensuring adherence with the LJMU Financial Regulations. You will be responsible for Identifying and researching new category areas to achieve value for money and improved business processes. You will also work on OJEU tenders and play a key role in building and maintaining relationships with both internal stakeholder and suppliers. The role will also involve supervision of staff and leading on Procurement related training.

What you'll need to succeed
The successful candidate must be a practitioner of Public Procurement Regulations (including OJEU and Contracts Finder) and must have extensive practical experience of complex tendering across numerous spend categories. You will be MCIPS qualified or working towards MCIPS and have proven experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will also have experience of vetting terms and conditions within contracts.

What you'll get in return
In return you'll received a competitive salary of £33,199 - £39,610 per year on an initial 6 month contract with chance to go to 12 months along with the below benefits:
• Annual leave: allowance of 30 days (for grade 3-7 staff) plus 8 public holidays, and Christmas closure
• Childcare: vouchers which are exempt from tax and national insurance (up to a value of £243 per month). You could save up to £933 per year
• Pension: access to a generous defined benefit pension scheme
• Flexible working: maintain a healthy balance between work and home life with opportunities to work flexibly – including flexitime and job sharing where possible

What you need to do now
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Salary and benefits
£33 199 - £39,610 per year + benefits
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)|Experienced (4 years +)|Manager (Location / Team Leade
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