Temporary Procurement Officer

Job details
Posting date: 30 September 2020
Salary: £19.14 per hour
Additional salary information: per hour PAYE
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 29 October 2020
Location: Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Company: Triumph Consultants Ltd
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: Portsmouth 5149467

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What's involved with this role:
A Procurement Officer is required for the central procurement department that advises across all areas including social care, building, transport and IT. You will report to the procurement manager in respect of contract management activities / governance and the assistant procurement manager in respect of indirect procurement activities. This is a diverse procurement role focusing on contract management at strategic level and key indirect spend areas. You will act as the procurement lead officer for indirect spend and you will be integral to the council's governance of its contracts, supporting the procurement department in its role of exercising control over and providing assurance on the council's external spend. Key responsibilities: Assist in the preparation of contract performance and compliance reports for the governance and audit and standards committee
Assist in the development of the council's approach to contract management and governance
Contract management of indirect supplies / services
Category lead for commodities
Support services in their purchasing activities
Act as the Procurement lead officer on indirect procurement projects
Mapping spend and spotting opportunities for strategic sourcing to deliver savings
Act as secretary to the board by arranging meetings and taking minutes.
Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.
“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
Qualifications: A qualification in procurement or contract management (e.g. MCIPS, IACCM) or working towards [desirable].
Be qualified to degree standard or have equivalent experience. Knowledge & Skills: Working knowledge of contract management principles - KPIs, service levels, governance, etc.
Working knowledge of commercial contract law - LADs, breach mechanisms, service credits, etc.
Working knowledge of e-procurement tools - e-contract management, finance system, e-sourcing, etc.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills - report writing, presentations.
Ability to communicate complex data and issues in an effective way.
A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
Good influencing skills and the ability to give professional advice to colleagues.
A proactive, enthusiastic, self motivated team player with the ability to be flexible and adaptable to provide effective support to the team.
Have a customer focused approach.
Proven minute taking skills.
Working knowledge of Public Contracts Regulations (2015).
Working knowledge of e-catalogues, embedded cards and other advanced e-purchasing methodologies (desirable). Experience: Minimum 3 years procurement / contract management experience.
Contract management responsibility at portfolio level.
Have an understanding of corporate governance.
Experience of sourcing and managing indirect supplies and services - stationery, uniforms, PPE, food, etc.
Have experience of negotiation and an understanding of the principles of negotiation planning.
Have experience of benchmarking, market review, and market engagement.
Experience of remote working (desirable).
Category management experience (desirable).
Public sector procurement experience (desirable).
Experience of sourcing new contracts in accordance with public sector regulations via a range of procedures and strategies (desirable).
Experience of e-auctions (desirable).
Experience in manufacturing / distribution sector (desirable). Good IT skills using Microsoft Office suite, Oracle and the In tend e-sourcing system. Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: Any local authority/public sector experience.
Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. VW
If you would prefer to send a CV straight to us rather than by way of an on-line application, you are very welcome to do so via but please quote both the job reference and job title exactly as they appear below:
Job Ref: Portsmouth 5149467
Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent. Please do try to resist contacting us with requests for progress updates. We really do read every CV sent to us. All applications will be acknowledged by a human, not a robot, provided the job remains live and provided your CV meets the “Essential Requirements” listed. Please note that we do our level best to take down ads as soon as roles have been filled. We are not in the business of harvesting CVs. Important: We will interpret your application as being permission to submit your CV to this role (with the right to represent you) unless you advise us to the contrary.

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