Senior Procurement Officer

Posted 27 October 2023
Salary £35,484.00 to £38,157.00 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Finance Recruitment
Contact NameDhriya Patel

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a prestigious public organisation who specialise in providing goods and services across the nation, who are looking to appoint a Procurement Officer to join their team.

This will be a full-time position based in Leicester, with hybrid working and a salary range of £35,484.00 to £38,157.00 per annum

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of managing complex procurement projects along with a professional procurement approach to achieve financial objectives and outcomes.


Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Managing the performance of a range of contracts and measuring supplier performance against KPIs a portfolio of procurement projects which are of risk in a designated market

  • Independently conducting market engagements to establish national, regional and other framework solutions

  • Conducting market engagements to establish framework solutions, negotiations and post tender clarifications

  • Setting up bid competitions for client projects including conducting negotiations, reviewing post tender clarifications, drafting acceptance letters and contract documentation, and debriefing suppliers

  • Preparing contract award, project briefs, business cases and procurement documentation

  • Liaising with the Category Manager and Practice Manager during and after projects

  • Developing strong relationships and leading review meetings with service providers and stakeholders

  • Representing and providing flexible capacity within the team, organisation and external parties

  • Understanding and applying the principles of transparency and non-discrimination to all procurement activity


Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • Background working in framework procurement environment

  • Ability to deal with complex cases and provide timely solutions

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills

  • Specific knowledge of PCR 2015

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills

  • Confidence in assessing and mitigating risks 

Rewards and Benefits:

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Two days working on site including Tuesdays and Thursdays


Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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