1. To support the delivery of Procurement Operations for the Chief Executive and People's directorates. Supporting the delivery of the SLA to the Peoples Directorate to the satisfaction of the client.
2. To understand the departmental and corporate procurement team KPI's, service level objectives, managing own performance, supporting continuous improvement of the service, and delivering and monitoring customer satisfaction.
3. To understand the procurement strategy and ensure contracts are procured and delivered within available resources, and within the timescales.
4. To work with the Procurement Business Partner and Procurement Manager to advise on the most appropriate procurement strategy for specific contracts and the development of appropriate contract documentation.
5. To understand national procurement frameworks and consider their suitability to deliver best value.
6. Support the Procurement Champions network
7. Develop own professional skills, practice continuous professional development
8. Ensure compliance with local, Council, national and European procurement regulations and directives, providing training and support to other Council Officers.
9. Support the management and maintenance of the Council's suite of procurement templates so that they remain current.
10. Use of the Council's e-procurement system to deliver procurement activity. And support other Council Officers to use the system.
11. Support the work of the Council to increase spend with Small, Micro and Medium enterprises particularly those in the area.
12. Maintain confidentiality of all procurement activity especially with confidential and contentious reports concerning employees, potential and actual suppliers and contractors to the Council.
13. Support the delivery and monitoring of Social Value.
14. Ensure that workflows are followed.
15. Support the Councils approach to Contract Management.
16. To undertake Post Procurement Completion Reviews following contract award to inform future procurement, performance management statistics, monitoring compliance, assessing value for money and project outcomes achieved
17. To conduct negotiations with contractor's to the Council.
18. To support the Councils responsibilities for transparency
19. Support the maintenance of Procurement on internal and externally facing web sites.
20. For Chief Exec & People Directorates - under the guidance of the Procurement Business Partners and the Procurement Manager, plan, negotiate and agree extensions, cost reductions, variations and annual price adjustments for contracts and keep records of such updates.
21. To maintain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of procurement legislation and best practice necessary for the performance of the Post holder, the team and wider Council to ensure corporate policies and procedures are adhered to.
22. To advise members of the public, contractors, developers, statutory bodies, Council, Directorates, Councillors and other interested parties in matters relating to the procurement of works, services and supplies to the Council.
23. To liaise with and support with the business community including: SME's and 3rd Sector enabling and developing them to have appropriate access to the Council's procurement information.
24. To support income generation to supplement the Council's procurement service by promoting use of Contracts to external public bodies and internal departments, including concession contracts.
Proven knowledge of local authority procurement and best practice and able to demonstrate a pragmatic approach to implementation.
Experience of supporting the delivery of procurement strategies, to deliver value for money.
Experience of challenging the status quo, and the ability to influence change with Service Managers and external stakeholders for the benefit of the council.
Experience of managing projects, planning and monitoring programmes of work demonstrating a systematic approach to recording information and able to work to targets/deadlines.
Experience of spreadsheets and word processing
Currently working towards full Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or equivalent procurement qualification.
Minimum CIPS Level 4 or Related higher education qualifications in subjects activities such as Business Studies or general commercial.
A strong commitment to further accredited professional development.
A competitive salary
Development opportunities into management