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Procurement Officer (Hybrid)

Job Description

VANRATH are pleased to support our client in their search for a public sector procurement professional to join their corporate services team on a full-time temporary basis. This role offers hybrid working arrangements, working 3 days at home, with office locations in either Ballymena or Carrickfergus.

Summary of the role

The successful candidate will work as a member of the corporate procurement team providing a comprehensive procurement service to the organisation to include providing support and advice on tendering, quotation and all other aspects of procurement activities to line managers and staff within the organisation.

They will work with procurement officers and actively participate in other cross cutting initiatives within the organisation to ensure delivery of the agreed Procurement Policy to achieve the Corporate Plan. They will also be required to effectively manage, motivate, monitor and develop all procurement staff under the posts area of responsibility, providing a support service for the wider organisation.

Employment package

  • £33,820 per annum
  • Full-time, Mon-Fri
  • Hybrid working
  • Annual leave and pension contribution
  • Benefits package (includes discount on fuel and groceries)
  • Guidance and support throughout the recruitment process
  • Ongoing professional development and career guidance form our senior consultants

Person Specification

Candidates will be required to demonstrate the following essential criteria

  • A minimum of 2 A Levels (grade A-C) or equivalent and 5 GCSEs (grade A-C) to include Maths and English or relevant qualifications.


  • Possess or be working towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).*

  • Have two years experience in a procurement officer role in a public sector environment, to include:

    * Experience of drafting procurement policies and guidance notes
    * Experience of participating in the development and implementation of training guides and documentation
    * Experience of applying procurement procedures and managing procurement processes to include tenders and quotation processes

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Procurement and Contract Law and the application of this within the NI Public Sector

  • Good working knowledge and understanding of relevant European legislation and UK procurement regulations

*Applications will be considered from candidates who do not possess or are not working towards CIPS membership but have 4 years experience of the above.

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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