Senior Procurement Officer - up to 3 jobs

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£30,507 - £32,878
09 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019
GC 1436A
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

You will be joining the procurement team at an exciting and important time on our journey to become a commissioning council and embedding a new, category led approach to procurement. 

We are looking for enthusiastic people who demonstrate all of the Council’s behaviours and expectations and continually strive for excellence.  You will play an important role in the delivery of an ambitious, flexible, creative, commercial and collaborative procurement team, which aims to exemplify excellent procurement practice. 

As a Senior Procurement Officer you will be responsible for delivering value for money through the effective and timely procurement of goods, services and works through 3rd party providers.  These posts will ensure that all procurement activities are achieving best value for money and fully comply with the Councils Contract Procedure Rules, national and EU legislation.

The new operating model for procurement has six strategic categories that spend and contracts will be aligned to: 

  • Adults & Public Health Category

  • Children’s Category

  • Construction, Highways and Special Projects Category

  • Facilities Management, Transport & Environment Category

  • IT Category

  • Council Wide/Corporate Category

There are up to 3 Senior Procurement Officer positions, which will provide flexible support across the whole portfolio to manage demand.

If you enjoy a varied role, working to tight deadlines, working with a variety of stakeholders and enjoy a challenge we would love to hear from you.

Requirements for this job: 

  • Knowledge and experience of public sector procurement processes.

  • Good IT skills and experience or awareness of using electronic purchasing systems e.g. YORtender, SAP or alternative systems.

  • Team player style of approach, ready to take on any challenge.

  • Experience of managing relationships and effective communication at all levels.

  • Ability to search, analyse and present information in different formats and to different audiences.

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities.

  • Has achieved or demonstrates willingness to work towards achieving the Level 4 CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) Diploma. 

Applications from individuals with experience in construction and housing or IT related procurement would be welcomed.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rachel O’Dwyer, Senior Procurement Specialist on 01484 221000. 

In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Description.  Applications will be limited to a maximum of 5,000 words.  Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place on Monday 13th May and Thursday 16th May 2019.