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Procurement Officer (ICT)

£33000.00 - £41000.00 per annum

Olivia Crush Recruitment Consultant – Social Housing & Operational Support

Job Description

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Procurement Officer (ICT) to join a local authority based in Kingston.

To focus on the delivery of various contracts for the ICT space. You will help develop and implement innovative approaches to supply arrangements that minimise costs and commercial risk, and deliver cashable savings, whilst at the same time enhancing the services the council provides through added social value.

This will be a permanent position paying equivalent to 33K - 41K per annum.

Role Purpose:

* Managing the procurement process for high value/ risk contracts/ procurements
* Liaising with internal stakeholders to establish procurement requirements
* Conducting market research and producing analysis
* Managing end to end tendering process
* Leading on the preparations of the tender documentation
* Liaising with suppliers and drafting contract documentation
* Providing advice and support regarding the governance process within the context of the Council's Contract regulations and Public procurement legislation
* Supporting learning and development of the commissioning community in Kingston
* Maintaining the Council's commissioning and procurement guidance materials and templates
* Managing the procurement governance/gateway process to ensure timely and informed commercial decisions
* Contribute to/lead development of strategic gateway reports and briefings for Senior Managers and the Commissioning Governance Board
* Manages end to end procurement activity and applies project management approach in managing the timelines, risks and challenges to the procurement activities.
* Proactively assesses and manages procurements risk
* Ensures the procurement projects are delivered on time and meet outcome expectations

Skills & Abilities:

* Excellent knowledge of commissioning and procurement best practice
* Proven commercial skills and procurement experience in a public sector environment
* Substantial understanding of Public Sector procurement regulations and experience of managing procurement over PCR threshold
* Excellent knowledge of Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015)
* Educated to Degree level or equivalent, relevant experience.
* Professional Qualification - Management
* Professional Qualification - CIPS
* Commissioning and Procurement in a local authority setting or equivalent.
* Evidence of developing effective strategy and leading commissioning and procurement process
* Significant experience and evidence of delivery of procurement that achieves value for money/ savings/ efficiencies for the contracting authorities

Title: Procurement Officer
Salary: 33K - 41K Per Annum
Location: Kingston

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