about 1 month ago
Role: Procurement Officer
Location: South West - mostly fully remote with occasional travel on site
Type: Part time - 12 months
Procurement Officer required to join a fast paced Organisation based in in the South West. My client is looking for an enthusiastic individual who will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the Organisation's Procurement Strategy to ensure objectives are met, ensuring compliance with associated legislation and regulation and providing professional procurement advice and training. The role has lead responsibility relating to tender processes and frameworks from intermediate value procurement exercises through to multi million pound OJEU procurement exercises.
As a Procurement Officer you will be responsible:
- To develop, implement and keep under review the Organisation's Procurement Strategy, Annual Procurement Plan in accordance with best practice, government guidance and legislation
- To ensure that auditable systems and procedures are in place for all procurement activity, working with auditors as required and implementing actions identified from any such audits.
- To monitor quarterly all spend within the Organisation to ensure it meets the corporate requirements, reporting to the Executive and committee meetings as required
- To put in place pro-active monitoring processes to: investigate and identify areas where savings can be made, identify and report any areas of non-compliance and working with managers to prevent reoccurrence, to ensure transparency by compiling and updating a register for all purchases over £5000, and, to monitor the income generated by the framework agreements
- To advise officers in all areas of procurement, providing regular training to officers and Members on procurement best practice and compliance with the Organisation's contract procedure rules and relevant legislation, preparing and issuing guidance as required
- To advise officers specifically on procurement issues relating to tender processes and frameworks, including arranging expressions of interest, developing and issuing invitations to tender, providing support and guidance with specification writing and undertaking tender evaluations for any procurement exercises from intermediate value to very high value OJEU exercises
- To monitor the Organisation's budget for consumables, external printing, stationery, advertising and electricity, approving orders and monitoring defined expenditure where the spend is within budget, identifying where potential savings can be made. To represent the Organisation at Board meetings and other forums, to build networks, share best practice and form relationships with local procurement partners to consider opportunities for collaborative or joint working
Required skills and experience of the Procurement Officer:
- Degree level education or equivalent plus Membership of CIPS
- Experience of procurement in the public sector, to include high value tendering processes and OJEU procurement
- Knowledge of European and UK contract law and European procurement legislation with experience of managing tendering procedures across a wide range of supplies, services and works in compliance with the legislation
- Proven track record in identifying and achieving significant procurement savings across an organisation
If you believe you have the necessary skills, ambition and experience for the Finance Officer role, please apply now, or contact Jessi Pabla at Sellick Partnership. With the department workload increasing due to success of the organisation, my client is looking for a relatively quick appointment.
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