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Procurement Officer

Job Description

VANRATH are supporting our client in their search for a Procurement Officer to join their busy team for a period of 12 months initially.

Employment Package

  • £33,486 starting salary
  • 12-month contract with potential to extend
  • Full annual leave entitlement up to 37 days
  • Benefits package exclusive to VANRATH (includes discount on fuel and groceries)
  • Immediate start
  • Ongoing professional development support and career guidance form our senior consultants

The Ideal Person

  • 3rd level qualification or equivalent
  • A minimum of two years' relevant experience within a procurement/purchasing unit including the preparation and issue of tenders for a diverse range of supplies, services and works.
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK procurement regulations.
  • Excellent level of written and verbal communication skills including report writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative

It would be advantageous for applicant to hold a relevant professional qualification such as Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or equivalent

Summary of the role

The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of operational procurement support across the Organisation and to lead, promote and modernise procurement processes, within the constraints of UK procurement regulations.

Core tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Raise procurement awareness corporately across the organisation and co-ordinate the provision of procurement training, support and advice to departments as required.

  • Support individual sections across the organisation in developing local procedures in line with the overall corporate procurement objectives.

  • Monitor legislative and procedural compliance corporately across the organisation and to support department sections in ensuring that appropriate standards are adhered to.

  • Identify areas where the tender process can be extended and to work with relevant staff to develop corporate contracts and progress preferred supplier relationships as appropriate.

  • Operational management of corporate contracts, including contract management with both Officers and suppliers and reporting to the Procurement Manager on performance.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Aisling Bishop the strictest confidence.

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