Strategic Procurement Officer (Grade 7/8)

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Strategic Procurement Officer (Grade 7/8)
Newham, London

Newham & Havering TCL140722

Posted: 14th July 2022 14:26
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  • Pay Rate:

    £36,378.00 per annum

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • Newham, London,

    E16 2QU

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Strategic Procurement Officer (Grade 7/8)

Job Ref: Newham TCL140722

Pay Rate: £36,378 per annum; however the client is prepared to pay up to £41,586 if they consider the candidate has sufficient experience.

Currently remote working model for the time being but attendance at either council offices may be required

The purpose of the role is to be the procurement expert to advise, undertake, guide and support a number of higher-value procurement projects across Newham and Havering councils.  You will be carrying out a wide-ranging strategic and operational role within the team helping both councils to achieve value for money in their contracts with external organisations.

This is an excellent opportunity, and is a career graded post spanning three grades, allowing you to develop to progress and grow your career within a fast moving and forward thinking team from Strategic Procurement Officer (SPO Level 1) through to SPO Level 2 and further to Senior Strategic Procurement Officer (SSPO).

Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, collaborative and have a can-do attitude when it comes to problem solving and project planning.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process and work with clients to ensure they are advised and supported on the use and application of provisions contained within the Councils’ standing orders and procurement legislation.
  • Develop and deliver routine strategic sourcing activity within the department, including review of appropriate routes to market, options appraisals and agreeing recommendations with service users.
  • Forecast and deliver savings and other sources of value to support councils’ objectives/priorities.
  • For routine procurements, to ensure contract preparation, tenderer selection, tender evaluation and contract controls are implemented and operated throughout the council in a corporate, consistent and co-ordinated manner.
  • Advise and assist service users to ensure the delivery of an efficient and effective strategic procurement process.
  • Represent the Councils’ interests at regional buying consortia and the negotiation of regional procurement contracts for routine goods and services.
  • Assist with ensuring the delivery of sustainable procurement outcomes.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Studying towards CIPS Level 3 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations or equivalent, or at the very least hold a desire to acquire a professional procurement qualification.
  • Previous extensive experience of running end-to-end procurement processes in a public sector environment and in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
  • Good knowledge of commissioning and procurement best practice.
  • Experience of e-tendering portals.
  • Excellent communications and negotiating skills.
  • Experience of formal report writing and excellent writing skills.
  • Experience of planning, organising and prioritising workload
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively manage own workload.


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  2. 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.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Strategic Procurement Officer (Grade 7/8)
Client Category: Local Authority

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