Procurement Specialist (IT)

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    Oxfordshire, England

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  • Salary:

    £33000.00 - £37000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Wowk

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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The role of Procurement Specialist will oversee the following

  • Professional management, end-to-end, of key tenders to ensure compliance with due process. This will include scoping requirements, production of evaluation schemes, evaluating tender returns and award of contracts. Oversee this work undertaken by other procurement professionals.
  • Ensure that non-pay/salary related spend satisfies the Government's requirement of Value-for-Money and meets the appropriate standards in terms of openness, probity, propriety and control.
  • Participate in and when needed take responsibility for the delivery of strategic projects; this will include membership of project boards and teams.
  • Provide proactive support and expertise to Project Managers and handle the contractual/procurement aspects of projects. Provide expertise and support to successfully manage, plan, negotiate, evaluate and deliver projects in line with organisational expectations.
  • Evolution of the commercial terms and conditions, policies and working practices.
  • Enforcement of commercial terms with contractors.
  • Take responsibility for health & safety, security compliance within the tender / procurement process.
  • Take ownership of risks associated with procurement and work proactively to identify risk and ensure that they are managed within the organisation's risk management framework.
  • Include organisational chart
  • Challenge and quality-assure work undertaken by senior managers in relation to procurement and contractual undertakings. This would include dealing with any issue relating to non-compliance.
  • Research, identify and make decisions to implement areas of supply for new contracts and framework agreements. Negotiate with suppliers and award agreements.
  • Work closely within the team and with stakeholders to develop and manage beneficial working practices, improving methods for customers, partners and stakeholders. Driving out waste and improving both efficiency and quality are key undertakings.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have the following background:

  • Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply MCIPS Professional Qualification.
  • Experience of commercial and public sector procurement and general business issues
  • Experience and understanding of the procurement of IT related goods and services.
  • Experience of developing successful strategies providing professional guidance to organisations and stakeholders
  • Experience of successfully negotiating and managing contracts with a working understanding of contract law.
  • Relevant contracts experience dealing with non-standard requirements.
  • Experience of managing modern contract forms under EU procurement legislation/regulations.
  • Ability to work unsupervised with self-motivation.
  • Ability to monitor and review service level and framework agreements.
  • Ability to prepare and produce necessary supporting documentation appertaining to contracts, service-level agreements and framework documentation.
  • The capacity to balance competing work pressures.
  • Flexible attitude to changing priorities and requirements.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills