Temporary Procurement Support Officer

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Temporary Procurement Support Officer
CHELMSFORD
Contract / Temporary

Essex 7093

Posted: 10th June 2022 16:00
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.53 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • CHELMSFORD,

    CM1 1QH

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Temporary Procurement Support Officer 

Job Ref: 7093 

The Procurement Officer will support the Procurement function in various aspects, including managing and fielding supplier queries, supporting market engagement events, providing contract administration, as well as working on lower level sourcing and contract management activities. The Procurement Officer will also support the delivery of research and analysis which informs category plans and potential improvements to the management of suppliers and markets. The individual will seek opportunities to remove waste, implement technologies and automate processes within existing contractual restrictions   

Key Responsibilities: 

 

  • Manage responses to supplier queries, co-ordinating the support to market engagement events and providing contract administration. 
  • Lead on the delivery and development of contract and supplier amendment and update processes including, contract notations, price uplifts and on boarding new suppliers to ECC, liaising with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate. 
  • Manage contracts to ensure that performance standards are achieved and any contractual, commercial or market risks are identified and appropriate mitigations put in place. 
  • Deal effectively with supplier correspondence, ensuring that messaging is conducted in a fair, transparent and auditable manner. 
  • Lead the delivery of low risk sourcing processes, ensuring compliance with the Authority’s Procurement Policy and Procedures. 
  • Lead the development, planning and delivery of improvement projects, ensuring effective stakeholder management and compliance with existing contractual requirements. 
  • Adopt a continuous improvement approach to systems and processes to support the development of best practice for wider department benefit. 
  • Plan and implement a risk-based programme of contract compliance audits in conjunction with specialist areas of the organisation such as Internal Audit, Corporate Health and Safety, Corporate Risk and Information Governance. 
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework 

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

  • Educated to ‘A’ Level standard and/or qualification by experience of working in a commercial environment 
  • Solid working knowledge of PowerPoint and MS Word 
  • Experience of running low level tenders with a working knowledge of public sector procurement law and experience of managing lower level contracts and monitoring and improving performance and mitigating risks 
  • Strong communication; verbal, written and presentation skills 
  • Appreciation of working in a political environment and an ability to understand and respond to different perspectives 

 

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. 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. 
  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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