Procurement Officer

Telford, Shropshire
£32.910 to £35.745 per annum
04 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Job role
Contract Type

1 x Procurement Officer (People)
Fixed Term Contract - 12 months interim
Grade PO3 - £32910 to £35745 per annum
Full-time - 37 hours per week

The Commissioning, Procurement and Brokerage Team support and manage procurement for corporate and vulnerable people service delivery areas and broker services for vulnerable people. We support colleagues across the Council to scope plan and deliver their procurement through a variety of routes. We work with operational colleagues, wider team members and service providers to source and broker care and support solutions for vulnerable people through robust contracts in and outside the Borough. The team is key in supporting the whole Council to achieve services and solutions through Procurement and Brokering which focus on best value outcomes for the residents of the Borough.

The Procurement  Teams are split into the ‘People’ category team  managing procurement to support the well being of Vulnerable People and  ‘Places’ Category team supporting procurement  for  Council wide projects.

This vacancy is for a Procurement Officer in People

You will use your robust and wide ranging procurement knowledge and experience to provide end to end procurement services across the Council. As an innovative, vibrant thinker, you will be able to creatively influence colleagues and negotiate with, and manage, providers to deliver best value for money services. Your understanding of the Council’s cost reduction plans and savings to be made over the coming years will drive you to optimise current contractual agreements whilst procuring within the Public Procurement Regulations. Focusing on continuous improvement methodologies you will work closely with project stakeholders to look for alternative effective solutions for value for money services and supplies going forward.  

You will work closely with Council wide colleagues to promote sound constitutional governance and Public Contract Regulation compliance through day to day activity and through wider networks. You will need to be flexible to also work on behalf of other public sector authorities and on occasion work outside set office hours. You will have a sound understanding of the legislation relating to your area of Places procurement.

As an experienced team player, your support and close working relationship with the wider Procurement and Brokerage Team will be invaluable to ensure the whole team is always able to respond and support our internal and external customers.

You must possess or be working towards a relevant qualification in procurement or equivalent and have a good knowledge of public procurement legislation alongside a proven track record of delivering projects, service improvements and change.

Please see Job Description.

All potential applicants are encouraged to contact to discuss the role prior to application via WM Jobs. Application must detail how the applicant meets the job description and person specification. CVs will not be accepted.

This role will only be advertised once and so all interested parties must apply by the closing date however applications from council employees at risk will be considered in the first instance.

Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification