Procurement Category Officer (Public Sector)
VANRATH are assisting our client, a large Public Sector Organisation, in their search for an Procurement Category Officer for 6 months initially with the possibility of extension/permanent based in their Armagh office.
- To assist the Category Manager in the provision of best practice procurement and contract management services within a category area or manage a specialist area of work within Procurement Services;
- To manage the end to end procurement process to deliver value for money solutions for clients
- To organise and manage a team of category assistants providing a best practice procurement and contract management service within a category area or manage a specialist area of work within Procurement Services;
- The post holder will have supervisory responsibilities for staff organised in groups or teams as necessary and will be responsible for the day to day management of functional activities within a category area.
- Specific knowledge of the category area will be required to provide advice and guidance to line managers and school leaders and customers;
- The post holder will be required to exercise judgement or discretion within a framework of rule, practice and precedent and will be required to identify and select the most appropriate course of action from a range of options.
- Undertaking research and investigation, analysis of results and devising recommendations. The post will involve review of existing practices and identification of new solutions to operational problems including analytics of data.
- Hold a third level qualification (HNC or above) or equivalent and one year's demonstrable experience working in a procurement or purchasing environment planning and delivering
- Have two year's demonstrable experience working in a procurement or purchasing environment planning and delivering procurements for supplies, services or works
- Have one year's demonstrable experience in supervision and management of staff in a procurement or administration function
- Demonstrable experience in the use of Information Technology systems including Microsoft Office Suite, eTendersNI (or other online etendering system) and other management information systems
- Sound knowledge in relation to procurement, completing public procurement tenders, contract management and the procurement lifecycle
- Sound knowledge of relevant Northern Ireland Public Procurement policy and the Public Contract Regulations 2015 as updated
- Willingness to occasionally work outside of normal working hours
- Be willing to complete study to achieve full Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS)
£28,000, per annum, plus discount benefits